An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Hardback)
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An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Hardback)

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Hardback 572 Pages / Published: 10/05/2007
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This introductory textbook for standard undergraduate courses in thermodynamics has been completely rewritten to explore a greater number of topics, more clearly and concisely. Starting with an overview of important quantum behaviours, the book teaches students how to calculate probabilities in order to provide a firm foundation for later chapters. It introduces the ideas of classical thermodynamics and explores them both in general and as they are applied to specific processes and interactions. The remainder of the book deals with statistical mechanics. Each topic ends with a boxed summary of ideas and results, and every chapter contains numerous homework problems, covering a broad range of difficulties. Answers are given to odd-numbered problems, and solutions to even-numbered problems are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107694927.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521865579
Number of pages: 572
Weight: 1220 g
Dimensions: 259 x 185 x 41 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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'... a very good text for undergraduate students ... very readable.' The Observatory
"a well-written textbook for introductory courses in thermodynamics. ... The book has plenty of problems aimed at stimulating active learning by students, as well as being of great help to instructors. The summaries following the chapters are also important elements which facilitate learning." - B.L. Granovsky, Mathematical Reviews
"... a very good text for undergraduate students ... very readable." The Observatory

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