Includes bibliographical references (p. 605-610) and index.
Thermostatics -- Statistical entropy and Boltzmann distribution -- Canonical and grand-canonical ensembles: applications -- Critical phenomena -- Quantum statistics -- Irreversible processes: macroscopic theory -- Numerical simulations -- Irreversible processes: kinetic theory -- Topics in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.
This graduate-level text gives a self-contained exposition of fundamental topics in modern equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical thermodynamics. The text follows a balanced approach between the macroscopic (thermodynamic) and microscopic (statistical) points of view. This advanced textbook will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in physics.