Statistical physics of particles
 Author/Creator
 Kardar, Mehran.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 New York, NY ; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
 Physical description
 x, 320 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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Contents/Summary
 Contents

 1. Thermodynamics 2. Probability 3. Kinetic theory of gases 4. Classical statistical mechanics 5. Interacting particles 6. Quantum statistical mechanics 7. Ideal quantum gases Solutions to selected problems Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Statistical physics has its origins in attempts to describe the thermal properties of matter in terms of its constituent particles, and has played a fundamental role in the development of quantum mechanics. Based on lectures taught by Professor Kardar at MIT, this textbook introduces the central concepts and tools of statistical physics. It contains a chapter on probability and related issues such as the central limit theorem and information theory, and covers interacting particles, with an extensive description of the van der Waals equation and its derivation by mean field approximation. It also contains an integrated set of problems, with solutions to selected problems at the end of the book and a complete set of solutions is available to lecturers on a password protected website at www.cambridge.org/9780521873420. A companion volume, Statistical Physics of Fields, discusses nonmean field aspects of scaling and critical phenomena, through the perspective of renormalization group.
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 Publication date
 2007
 Responsibility
 Mehran Kardar.
 Note
 Includes index.
 ISBN
 9780521873420
 0521873428