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A modern course in statistical physics, 3d ed.


A modern course in statistical physics, 3d ed.

Reichl, Linda E.



411 pages




This college-level textbook on statistical physics has been extensively updated for its third edition. Author Reichl (physics, U. of Texas) discusses the foundations of equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical physics and concentrates on the universal nature of thermodynamic processes. Chapter topics include complexity and entropy, thermodynamics, the thermodynamics of phase transitions, equilibrium statistical mechanics, Brownian motion and fluctuation- dissipation, hydrodynamics, transport coefficients, and nonequilibrium phase transitions. The book, well-written and organized, is intended also for use as a reference.

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Date:Dec 1, 2010
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