Atkins, The Second Law, W. I am absolutely in love with this book and have found it to be much much more challenging and interesting that other comparable books, which border on spoon feeding its reader with every morbid detail most of which are often quite basic concepts. People with a decent math background who are looking to learn stat mech should absolutely try this out and it's so damn cheap - wouldn't hurt if you don't like it eventually. Limiting cases The entropy constant The failure of the classical theory. . Nash an excellent little book. For this theory, which furnished a solid mathematical explanation of quantum theory, Schrodinger shared the Nobel Prize in 1933 with Paul Dirac.
Readers are assumed to have studied thermodynamics, calculus, elementary differential equations and elementary quantum mechanics. Baumann, Modern Thermodynamics with Statistical Mechanics, Macmillan, New York, 1992. I really began to grasp the subject after reading this book. Feynman, Albert Einstein , Max Planck, Paul A. No new standard books on ' Statistical Mechanics' can provide such an adequate foundations as it in this book. People who prefer long discussions rather than equations would absolutely hate this book. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of books and even good books treating this topic, but T.
The book is divided into four major sections. I have used this book to teach the course on several occassions. The book is divided into four major sections. In this concise volume, one of the founder of quantum mechanics and one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the century Nobel laureate, 1933 attempts to develop a simple, unified standard method of dealing with all cases of statistical thermodynamics classical, quantum, Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac, etc. The derivation of the Flory-Huggins theory of polymer solutions in Chapter 21 is excellent - more concise and effortless than all others that I have seen. Previously used as the course text.
Part I deals with the principles of quantum statistical mechanics and includes discussions of energy levels, states and eigenfunctions, degeneracy and other topics. Eugene Stanley, Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, 1971, reprinted 1987. The single greatest feature of this book compared to so many other texts in statistical mechanics and related fields is its clear presentation of some sort of intuition behind the concepts. Reprint of original 1902 edition. The problem of radiation Appendix. This book has another complementary book by the same author Statistical Mechanics: Principles and Selected Applications which takes things a step further. Hill's style is clear but examples are given a condensed treatment.
The last part is devoted to quantum statistics, it is an introduction but is well written and for a young student will be enlightening. In 1944 Schrodinger published What Is Life? A book by one of the grand old men. An examination of systems of interacting molecules comprises the nine chapters in Part Ill, reviewing such subjects as lattice statistics, imperfect gases and dilute liquid solutions. I used the first edition of this text as an undergraduate. Part I deals with the principles of quantum statistical mechanics and includes discussions of energy levels, states and eigenfunctions, degeneracy and other topics.
When applied to the hydrogen atom, the equation yielded all the results of Bohr and De Broglie, and was also used as a tool to solve a wide range of new problems in which quantization occurs. Lectures on gas theory 1896, 1898. Readers are assumed to have studied thermodynamics, calculus, elementary differential equations and elementary quantum mechanics. At the price I recomend it to all graduate chemical engineers and chemists This is an ancient stat. New York: Gordon and Breach. Wil je deze content als ongepast rapporteren? Mathematical Foundations of Statistical Mechanics. Everything you need to know about Maxwell's demon.
Building on Louis-Victor De Broglie's idea that a moving atomic particle has a wave character, Schrodinger developed a famous wave equation that describes the behavior of an electron orbiting the nucleus of an atom. An examination of systems of interacting molecules comprises the nine chapters in Part Ill, reviewing such subjects as lattice statistics, imperfect gases and dilute liquid solutions. Rushbrooke, Introduction to Statistical Mechanics, Oxford at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, England, 1949. Sears, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory, and Statistical Thermodynamics, 3rd Ed. See below - the second edition has a different title. Peierls and 1958 Oxford: Pergamon Press. It is a great introduction and I suggest all of Hill's Stat mech book.
The last thing is it covers many topics that simply aren't in the standard works, but tend to crop up all the time. This has the advantage of generality and the disadvantage that it requires some rudimentary knowledge of quanta and is less expedient for the scientist who is only concerned with classical stat-mech. Topics range from ideal monatomic gas and monatomic crystals to polyatomic gas and configuration of polymer molecules and rubber elasticity. Williard Gibbs, Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics, Ox Bow Press. Reprint of original 1906 edition. Kearsley 1968 Oxford : Pergamon Press. This being true however, Schrodinger assumes knowledge of basic statistical mechanics, so it's a good idea to have a standard reference like Tolman or Kittel handy.