Theoretical Physics IV: Statistical Physics
by Peter E. Blöchl
Publisher: Clausthal University of Technology 2013
Number of pages: 271
From the table of contents: Entropy and Information; The ideal Boltzmann gas; Equilibrium; Thermodynamic Processes; The Language of Thermodynamics; The Language of Statistical Physics; Non-interacting Model Systems; Non-interacting particles.
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