By Ian Ford
This undergraduate textbook offers a statistical mechanical beginning to the classical legislation of thermodynamics through a finished remedy of the fundamentals of classical thermodynamics, equilibrium statistical mechanics, irreversible thermodynamics, and the statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium phenomena.
This well timed booklet has a special specialise in the concept that of entropy, that's studied ranging from the well known excellent fuel legislation, applying quite a few thermodynamic approaches, instance structures and interpretations to show its position within the moment legislations of thermodynamics. this contemporary therapy of statistical physics contains reviews of neutron stars, superconductivity and the lately constructed fluctuation theorems. It additionally offers figures and difficulties in a transparent and concise manner, assisting the student’s understanding.