Statistical Physics

A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.

Author: L D Landau

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080570464

Category: Science

Page: 544

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A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.

Statistical Physics

Part 2 of Statistical physics begins with an extensive discussion of the theory of quantum liquids, which was dealt with briefly in the second edition of Statistical physics, by Lev Landau and E.M. Lifshitz; part 1 of Statistical physics is ...

Author: Lev Davidovich Landau

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0750626364

Category: Mathematics

Page: 404

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Part 2 of Statistical physics begins with an extensive discussion of the theory of quantum liquids, which was dealt with briefly in the second edition of Statistical physics, by Lev Landau and E.M. Lifshitz; part 1 of Statistical physics is now the third edition of volume 5 of the Course of theoretical physics, by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz.

Statistical Physics

... PHYSICS Volume 1 Mechanics, 3rd Edition Volume 2 The Classical Theory of Fields, 4th Edition Volume 3 Quantum Mechanics (Non-relativistic Theory), 3rd Edition Volume 4 Quantum Electrodynamics, 2nd Edition Volume 5 Statistical ...

Author: E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080503509

Category: Science

Page: 387

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The second part of 'Statistical Physics' deals with the quantum theory of the condensed state of matter. This volume is essentially an entirely new book, based on the large amount of new material which has become available in statistical physics since' Part 1' was published.

Statistical Physics for Electrical Engineering

(Wiley, New York, 1987) M. Kardar, Statistical Physics of Particles (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007) L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz, Course of Theoretical Physics – Volume 5: Statistical Physics, Part 1, 3rd edn.

Author: Neri Merhav

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319620633

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 137

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The main body of this book is devoted to statistical physics, whereas much less emphasis is given to thermodynamics. In particular, the idea is to present the most important outcomes of thermodynamics – most notably, the laws of thermodynamics – as conclusions from derivations in statistical physics. Special emphasis is on subjects that are vital to engineering education. These include, first of all, quantum statistics, like the Fermi-Dirac distribution, as well as diffusion processes, both of which are fundamental to a sound understanding of semiconductor devices. Another important issue for electrical engineering students is understanding of the mechanisms of noise generation and stochastic dynamics in physical systems, most notably in electric circuitry. Accordingly, the fluctuation-dissipation theorem of statistical mechanics, which is the theoretical basis for understanding thermal noise processes in systems, is presented from a signals-and-systems point of view, in a way that is readily accessible for engineering students and in relation with other courses in the electrical engineering curriculum, like courses on random processes.

Statistical Physics

Volume 1 of Modern Classical Physics Kip S. Thorne, Roger D. Blandford ... 5, we deduce the principles and some details of thermodynamics from statistical mechanics, but a prior familiarity with thermodynamics will be helpful.

Author: Kip S. Thorne

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691206127

Category: Science

Page: 406

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"Kip Thorne and Roger Blandford's monumental Modern Classical Physics is now available in five stand-alone volumes that make ideal textbooks for individual graduate or advanced undergraduate courses on statistical physics; optics; elasticity and fluid dynamics; plasma physics; and relativity and cosmology. Each volume teaches the fundamental concepts, emphasizes modern, real-world applications, and gives students a physical and intuitive understanding of the subject. Statistical Physics is an essential introduction that is different from others on the subject because of its unique approach, which is coordinate-independent and geometric; embraces and elucidates the close quantum-classical connection and the relativistic and Newtonian domains; and demonstrates the power of statistical techniques--particularly statistical mechanics--by presenting applications not only to the usual kinds of things, such as gases, liquids, solids, and magnetic materials, but also to a much wider range of phenomena, including black holes, the universe, information and communication, and signal processing amid noise. Includes many exercise problems Features color figures, suggestions for further reading, extensive cross-references, and a detailed index Optional "Track 2" sections make this an ideal book for a one-quarter, half-semester, or full-semester course An online illustration package is available to professors The five volumes, which are available individually as paperbacks and ebooks, are Statistical Physics; Optics; Elasticity and Fluid Dynamics; Plasma Physics; and Relativity and Cosmology."

Making Sense of Statistical Mechanics

E.T. Jaynes, Papers on Probability, Statistics and Statistical Physics, R. D. Rosencrantz (ed.), Reidel, Dordrecht (1983) 181. ... Course of Theoretical Physics, Volume 5, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford (1980) 202.

Author: Jean Bricmont

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030917944

Category: Science

Page: 375

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Many people, including physicists, are confused about what the Second Law of thermodynamics really means, about how it relates to the arrow of time, and about whether it can be derived from classical mechanics. They also wonder what entropy really is: Is it all about information? But, if so, then, what is its relation to fluxes of heat? One might ask similar questions about probabilities: Do they express subjective judgments by us, humans, or do they reflect facts about the world, i.e. frequencies. And what notion of probability is used in the natural sciences, in particular statistical mechanics? This book addresses all of these questions in the clear and pedagogical style for which the author is known. Although valuable as accompaniment to an undergraduate course on statistical mechanics or thermodynamics, it is not a standard course book. Instead it addresses both the essentials and the many subtle questions that are usually brushed under the carpet in such courses. As one of the most lucid accounts of the above questions, it provides enlightening reading for all those seeking answers, including students, lecturers, researchers and philosophers of science.

Statistical Mechanics

5. J. W. Gibbs , Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics , Developed with Special Reference to the ... Statistical Physics , 3rd edition , Part 1 , Course of Theoretical Physics , Volume 5 , Oxford : Pergamon Press , 1980 . 7.

Author: J. Woods Halley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139459597

Category: Science

Page: 300

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Based on the author's graduate course taught over many years in several physics departments, this 2006 book takes a 'reductionist' view of statistical mechanics, while describing the main ideas and methods underlying its applications. It implicitly assumes that the physics of complex systems as observed is connected to fundamental physical laws represented at the molecular level by Newtonian mechanics or quantum mechanics. Organised into three parts, the first section describes the fundamental principles of equilibrium statistical mechanics. The next section describes applications to phases of increasing density and order: gases, liquids and solids; it also treats phase transitions. The final section deals with dynamics, including a careful account of hydrodynamic theories and linear response theory. This textbook is suitable for a one year graduate course in statistical mechanics for physicists, chemists and chemical engineers. Problems are included following each chapter, with solutions to selected problems provided.

A Guide to Physics Problems

Textbooks Used in the Preparation of this Volume Chapter 4 — Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Landau, L. D., and Lifshitz, E. M., Statistical Physics, Volume 5, part 1 of Course of Theoretical Physics, 3rd ed., Elmsford, ...

Author: Sidney B. Cahn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306484018

Category: Science

Page: 354

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In order to equip hopeful graduate students with the knowledge necessary to pass the qualifying examination, the authors have assembled and solved standard and original problems from major American universities – Boston University, University of Chicago, University of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, MIT, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford, Stony Brook, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison – and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. A wide range of material is covered and comparisons are made between similar problems of different schools to provide the student with enough information to feel comfortable and confident at the exam. Guide to Physics Problems is published in two volumes: this book, Part 2, covers Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics; Part 1, covers Mechanics, Relativity and Electrodynamics. Praise for A Guide to Physics Problems: Part 2: Thermodynamics, Statistical Physics, and Quantum Mechanics: "... A Guide to Physics Problems, Part 2 not only serves an important function, but is a pleasure to read. By selecting problems from different universities and even different scientific cultures, the authors have effectively avoided a one-sided approach to physics. All the problems are good, some are very interesting, some positively intriguing, a few are crazy; but all of them stimulate the reader to think about physics, not merely to train you to pass an exam. I personally received considerable pleasure in working the problems, and I would guess that anyone who wants to be a professional physicist would experience similar enjoyment. ... This book will be a great help to students and professors, as well as a source of pleasure and enjoyment." (From Foreword by Max Dresden) "An excellent resource for graduate students in physics and, one expects, also for their teachers." (Daniel Kleppner, Lester Wolfe Professor of Physics Emeritus, MIT) "A nice selection of problems ... Thought-provoking, entertaining, and just plain fun to solve." (Giovanni Vignale, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri at Columbia) "Interesting indeed and enjoyable. The problems are ingenious and their solutions very informative. I would certainly recommend it to all graduate students and physicists in general ... Particularly useful for teachers who would like to think about problems to present in their course." (Joel Lebowitz, Rutgers University) "A very thoroughly assembled, interesting set of problems that covers the key areas of physics addressed by Ph.D. qualifying exams. ... Will prove most useful to both faculty and students. Indeed, I plan to use this material as a source of examples and illustrations that will be worked into my lectures." (Douglas Mills, University of California at Irvine)

A Concise Handbook of Mathematics Physics and Engineering Sciences

Landau, L. D. and Lifshitz, E. M., Statistical Physics, Third Edition, Part 1: Volume 5 (Course of Theoretical Physics, Volume 5), Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, England, 1980. Moran, J. M. and Shapiro, H. N., Fundamentals of ...

Author: Andrei D. Polyanin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439806403

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1125

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A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences takes a practical approach to the basic notions, formulas, equations, problems, theorems, methods, and laws that most frequently occur in scientific and engineering applications and university education. The authors pay special attention to issues that many engineers and students