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 Peter E. Blöchl - TU Clausthal
The table of contents: Transition-state theory; Diffusion; Monte Carlo Method; Quantum Monte Carlo; Decoherence; Notes on the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics; Irreversible Thermodynamics; Transport; Interacting Systems and Phase Transitions; etc.
by R R Horgan - University of Cambridge
These notes are concerned with the physics of phase transitions: the phenomenon that in particular environments, many systems exhibit singularities in the thermodynamic variables which best describe the macroscopic state of the system.
by Daniel F. Styer - Oberlin College
This is a book about statistical mechanics at the advanced undergraduate level. It assumes a background in classical mechanics through the concept of phase space, in quantum mechanics through the Pauli exclusion principle, and multivariate calculus.
by Hikaru Kawamura, et al. - arXiv
We review our research regarding the dynamics and the statistical properties of earthquakes, mainly from a statistical physical viewpoint. Emphasis is put both on the physics of friction and fracture, and on the statistical physical modelling.