By John Dirk Walecka

Statistical mechanics is worried with defining the thermodynamic houses of a macroscopic pattern by way of the homes of the microscopic structures of which it truly is composed. the former booklet *Introduction to Statistical Mechanics* supplied a transparent, logical, and self-contained therapy of equilibrium statistical mechanics ranging from Boltzmann's statistical assumptions, and provided a wide selection of purposes to different actual assemblies. An appendix supplied an creation to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics throughout the Boltzmann equation and its extensions. The insurance in that e-book used to be more suitable and prolonged throughout the inclusion of many obtainable difficulties. the present ebook presents ideas to these difficulties. those texts suppose basically introductory classes in classical and quantum mechanics, in addition to familiarity with multi-variable calculus and the necessities of advanced research. a few wisdom of thermodynamics is additionally assumed, even if the research starts off with a suitable evaluate of that subject. The precise viewers is first-year graduate scholars and complicated undergraduates, in physics, chemistry, and the similar actual sciences. The objective of those texts is to aid the reader receive a transparent operating wisdom of the very worthwhile and robust tools of equilibrium statistical mechanics and to augment the certainty and appreciation of the extra complicated texts.

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