Elementary Principles of Statistical Mechanics
by Josiah Willard Gibbs
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons 1902
Number of pages: 273
Written by J. Willard Gibbs, the most distinguished American mathematical physicist of the nineteenth century, this book was the first to bring together and arrange in logical order the works of Clausius, Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs himself. The lucid, advanced-level text remains a valuable collection of fundamental equations and principles.
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by Igor Vilfan - The J. Stefan Institute
These lectures cover classical and quantum statistical mechanics with some emphasis on classical spin systems. The author gives also an introduction to Bose condensation and superfluidity but he does not discuss phenomena specific to Fermi particles.
by Mehran Kardar - MIT
Topics: The hydrodynamic limit and classical field theories; Phase transitions and broken symmetries: universality, correlation functions, and scaling theory; The renormalization approach to collective phenomena; Dynamic critical behavior; etc.
by Paul Fendley - The University of Virginia
This book is an attempt to cover the gap between what is taught in a conventional statistical mechanics class and between what is necessary to understand current research. The aim is to introduce the basics of many-body physics to a wide audience.
by E. Ben-Naim, P. L. Krapivsky, S. Redner - Boston University
The authors discuss the development of basic kinetic approaches to more complex and contemporary systems. Among the large menu of stochastic and irreversible processes, we chose the ones that we consider to be among the most instructive.