by Daniel F. Styer
Publisher: Oberlin College 2007
Number of pages: 247
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 in mathematics through multivariate calculus.
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