By Eckhard Rebhan
Von der zunächst in zwei umfangreichen Bänden erschienenen Theoretischen Physik von Eckhard Rebhan werden hiermit nach der Mechanik, der Elektrodynamik und der Quantenmechanik auch die Thermodynamik und Statistik in einem dünneren Einzelband vorgelegt. Thermodynamik und Statistik werden von Studierenden erfahrungsgemäß als schwierig empfunden. Sie sollten allerdings zum Rüstzeug jedes Physikers gehören, da es kaum ein Gebiet der Physik gibt, in dem thermodynamische Prozesse nicht irgendwo eine Rolle spielen. Die phänomenologische Thermodynamik ist zwar formal einfach, aber konzeptionell etwas abstrakt. Dagegen ist die statistische Thermodynamik konzeptionell anschaulicher, formal jedoch deutlich schwieriger. Um hier einen Ausgleich zu schaffen, werden die beiden Gebiete in enger Verflechtung miteinander entwickelt. Gleich zu Beginn des Buches werden die wichtigsten Grundlagen aus der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und der mathematischen Statistik bereitgestellt.
By Donald T. Haynie
This inter-disciplinary consultant to the thermodynamics of dwelling organisms has been completely revised and up to date to supply a uniquely built-in evaluation of the topic. preserving its hugely readable kind, it's going to function an advent to the research of strength transformation within the existence sciences and especially as an available potential for biology, biochemistry and bioengineering undergraduate scholars to acquaint themselves with the actual measurement in their topic. The emphasis in the course of the textual content is on knowing uncomplicated thoughts and constructing problem-solving talents. The mathematical trouble raises steadily by way of bankruptcy, yet no calculus is needed. themes coated contain strength and its transformation, the 1st legislations of Thermodynamics, Gibbs unfastened strength, statistical thermodynamics, binding equilibria and response kinetics. each one bankruptcy includes a number of illustrative examples taken from varied parts of biochemistry, in addition to a vast variety of workouts and references for additional examine.
By Leo P. Kadanoff
The fabric provided during this valuable textbook has been confirmed in classes. this type of is a graduate-level survey of statistical physics; the opposite, a slightly own viewpoint on severe habit. therefore, this ebook defines a development beginning on the book-learning a part of graduate schooling and finishing in the course of themes on the examine point. To complement the research-level facet the booklet comprises a little research papers. a number of of those are classics within the box, together with a set of six works on self-organized criticality and complexity, a couple on diffusion-limited aggregation, a few papers on correlations close to serious issues, the various uncomplicated assets at the improvement of the real-space renormalization staff, and several other papers on magnetic habit in a undeniable geometry. moreover, the writer has incorporated some of his personal papers.
By Kerson Huang
“My really favourite is the bankruptcy on order parameters, explaining with simplicity and readability this topic so often tough and complicated for the start scholars . . . the booklet makes a robust try and position the protein folding challenge the place it quite belongs - within the context of primary statistical mechanics. no matter if the test is profitable or no longer is an issue of a reader's opinion, however the very course is either well timed and welcome.” Professor Alexander Grosberg collage of Minnesota This booklet introduces an method of protein folding from the perspective of kinetic idea. there's an abundance of information on protein folding, yet few proposals can be found at the mechanism using the method. right here, offered for the 1st time, are feedback on attainable learn instructions, as built by way of the writer in collaboration with C C Lin. the 1st 1/2 this valuable booklet incorporates a concise yet quite whole evaluation of appropriate issues in statistical mechanics and kinetic conception. It contains regular issues akin to thermodynamics, the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, and ensemble concept. particular discussions contain the dynamics of section transitions, and Brownian movement as an example of stochastic strategies. the second one part develops themes in molecular biology and protein constitution, in order to gaining knowledge of mechanisms underlying protein folding. consciousness is concentrated at the power move in the course of the protein in its folded kingdom. A mathematical version, in line with the Brownian movement of coupled harmonic oscillators, is labored out within the appendix.
By Pierre Papon
This booklet occupies a major position on the crossroads of a number of fields important to fabrics sciences. The improved moment variation comprises new advancements within the states of subject physics, and comprises end-of-chapter difficulties and whole answers.
Equilibrium Thermodynamics offers a accomplished yet concise direction within the basics of classical thermodynamics. even if the topic is basically classical in nature, illustrative fabric is drawn extensively from smooth physics and loose use is made from microscopic rules to light up it. The overriding aim in writing the e-book was once to accomplish a transparent exposition: to offer an account of the topic that it either stimulating and simple to profit from. Classical thermodynamics has such vast software that it may be taught in lots of methods. The phrases of reference for Equilibrium Thermodynamics are basically these of the undergraduate physicist; however it is usually appropriate for classes in chemistry, engineering, fabrics technology and so forth. the topic is generally taught within the first or moment 12 months of an undergraduate direction, however the ebook takes the scholar to measure average (and beyond). necessities are effortless or school-level thermal physics.