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Statistical Mechanics (2nd ed)

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics series
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The completely revised new edition of the benchmark book in Statistical Mechanics treats the most important elements of non-equilibrium phenomena.

In addition to a deductive approach to equilibrium statistics and thermodynamics based on a single hypothesis - the form of the microcanonical density matrix intermediate calculations are presented in complete detail.

Problems at the end of each chapter help students to consolidate their understanding of the material.

Beyond the fundamentals, this text demonstrates the breadth of the field and its great variety of applications.

Modern areas such as renormalization group theory, percolation, stochastic equations of motion and their applications to critical dynamics, as well as fundamental considerations of irreversibility, are discussed.

The text will be useful for advanced students of physics and other natural sciences; a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics is presumed.

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Product Details
3540323430 / 9783540323433
Hardback
530.13
13/06/2006
Germany
English
573 p. : ill.
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Previous ed.: 2002.