Study notes for Statistical Physics
by W. David McComb
Publisher: Bookboon 2015
Number of pages: 116
This is an academic textbook in three parts, intended for a one-semester course in statistical physics at honours BSc level. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on a clear, concise exposition, with all steps being clearly explained.
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by Oleg Kupervasser - arXiv
Statistical classical mechanics and quantum mechanics are two developed theories that contain a number of paradoxes. However the given paradoxes can be resolved within the framework of the existing physics, without introduction of new laws.
by L. S. Schulman - Clarkson University
Topics covered: The description of apparent of irreversibility; Physical origins of the arrow(s) of time; Two-time boundary value problems; The micro / macro distinction and coarse graining; Quantum mechanics with special states.
by Hans Kroha - University of Bonn
Contents: Introduction and overview; Thermodynamics; Foundations of statistical physics; Ideal systems: some examples; Systems of identical particles; General formulation of statistical mechanics; Interacting systems in thermodyn. equilibrium.
by Mehran Kardar - MIT
Basic principles are examined: the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Postulates of classical statistical mechanics, microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical distributions; lattice vibrations; etc.