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Equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical thermodynamics /

by Le Bellac, Michel [aut]; Mortessagne, Fabrice [aut]; Batrouni, G. George (Ghassan George) [aut].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004Description: xvi, 616 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0521821436.Subject(s): Thermodynamic equilibrium | Irreversible processes | Statistical thermodynamicsOnline resources: Publisher description | Table of contents | Contributor biographical information
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.