An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

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This text presents the two complementary aspects of thermal physics as an integrated theory of the properties of matter. Conceptual understanding is promoted by thorough development of basic concepts. In contrast to many texts, statistical mechanics, including discussion of the required probability theory, is presented first. This provides a statistical foundation for the concept of entropy, which is central to thermal physics. A unique feature of the book is the development of entropy based on Boltzmann's 1877 definition; ...

An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199646944

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