By Harvey Gould
This textbook rigorously develops the most principles and methods of statistical and thermal physics and is meant for upper-level undergraduate classes. The authors every one have greater than thirty years' event in instructing, curriculum improvement, and learn in statistical and computational physics.
Statistical and Thermal Physics starts off with a qualitative dialogue of the relation among the macroscopic and microscopic worlds and accommodates laptop simulations in the course of the booklet to supply concrete examples of significant conceptual rules. in contrast to many modern texts on thermal physics, this publication offers thermodynamic reasoning as an self sufficient frame of mind approximately macroscopic platforms. chance strategies and methods are brought, together with issues which are invaluable for realizing how chance and information are used. Magnetism and the Ising version are thought of in higher intensity than in so much undergraduate texts, and perfect quantum gases are taken care of inside a uniform framework. complicated chapters on fluids and important phenomena are applicable for prompted undergraduates and starting graduate students.
- Integrates Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations in addition to different numerical concepts during the textual content
- Provides self-contained introductions to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
- Discusses likelihood options and techniques intimately
- Contains principles and techniques from modern study
- Includes complex chapters that offer a usual bridge to graduate learn
- Features greater than four hundred difficulties
- Programs are open resource and on hand in an executable cross-platform structure
- Solutions handbook (available in simple terms to teachers)
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