Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
by Hans Kroha
Publisher: University of Bonn 2005
Number of pages: 168
From the table of 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.
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