** About the book** An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics aims to serve as a text book for undergraduate hons. and postgraduate students of physics. The book covers First Law of Thermodynamics, Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics, Thermodynamic Relations, The Statistical Basis of Thermodynamics, Microcanonical Ensemble, Classical Statistical and Canonical Distribution, Grand Canonical Ensemble, Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Phase Transitions, Fluctuations, Irreversible Processes and Transport Phenomena (Diffusion).
SALIENT FEATURES:
• Offers students a conceptual development of the subject
• Review questions at the end of chapters.
NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION
• PVT Surfaces
• Real Heat Engines
• Van der Waals Models (Qualitative Considerations)
• Cluster Expansion
• Brownian Motion (Einstein’s Theory) |