ISBN: 978-81-7319-937-0 Publication Year: 2008
Binding: Paper Back Dimension: 185mm x 240mm Weight: 900
About the book
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, starting with a critical elaboration of thermodynamics as applied to phase transition discusses the relationship between the ensemble theory of classical as well as quantum statistics and thermodynamics, and then obtains Maxwell-Boltzmann; Fermi-Dirac and the Bose-Einstein distributions. Besides traditional applications like specific heat of electrons, thermionic emission and the specific heat of lattice, many modern applications are also discussed including, magnetism of electron gas, quantum Hall effect, recent experiments on Bose-Einstein condensation, Ising model, real gases, and discrete renormalization group. Transport properties are discussed at an introductory level.
• More than 70 fully and carefully worked out problems of physical interest.
• Equal number of exercises with adequate hints.
Table of Contents
Foreword / Preface / Acknowledgement / Thermodynamics I: Fundamental Notions / Thermodynamics II: The Laws of Thermodynamics / Thermodynamic Relationships / Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena I / Phase Transition and Critical Phenomena II / Foundations of Statistical Mechanics I: Classical Statistical Mechanics / Foundations of Statistical Mechanics II: Quantum Statistical Mechanics / Canonical and Grand Canonical Ensemble / Maxwell-Boltzmann Velocity Distribution of Ideal Gas / Paramagnetism and Ferromagnetism / Ideal Fermi System / Electrons in Magnetic Field / Magnetism of Electron Gas / Problems of Physical Interest / Chemical Reactions / White Dwarf Stars / Ideal Bose System I / Ideal Bose System II / Transport Phenomena: Elementary Expose / Boltzmann Transport Equation / Brownian Motion / Real Gases / Ising Model, Renormalization Group, Etc. / Simulation Methods / Appendices / Bibliography / Index.
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