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xx, 756 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • 1: Principles of Probability 2: Extremum Principles Predict Equilibria 3: Heat, Work & Energy 4: Math Tools: Multivariate Calculus 5: Entropy & the Boltzmann Law 6: Thermodynamic Driving Forces 7: The Logic of Thermodynamics 8: Laboratory Conditions & Free Energies 9: Maxwell's Relations & Mixtures 10: The Boltzman Distribution Law 11: The Statistical Mechanics of Simple Gases & Solids 12: What Is Temperature? What Is Heat Capacity? 13: Chemical Equilibria 14: Equilibria Between Liquids, Solids, & Gases 15: Solutions & Mixtures 16: The Solvation & Transfer of Molecules Between Phases 17: Physical Kinetics: Diffusion, Permeation & Flow 18: Microscopic Dynamics 19: Chemical Kinetics & Transition States 20: Coulomb's Law of Electrostatic Forces 21: The Electrostatic Potential 22: Electrochemical Equilibria 23: Salt Ions Shield Charged Objects in Solution 24: Intermolecular Interactions 25: Phase Transitions 26: Cooperativity: The Hexlix-Coil, Isling & Landau Models 27: Adsorption, Binding & Catalysis 28: Multi-site & Cooperative Ligand Binding 29: Bio & Nano Machines 30: Water 31: Water as a Solvent 32: Polymer Solutions 33: Polymer Elasticity & Collapse 34: Polymers Resist Confinement & Deformation Appendices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815344308 20160604
Molecular Driving Forces, Second Edition is an introductory statistical thermodynamics text that describes the principles and forces that drive chemical and biological processes. It demonstrates how the complex behaviors of molecules can result from a few simple physical processes, and how simple models provide surprisingly accurate insights into the workings of the molecular world. Widely adopted in its First Edition, Molecular Driving Forces is regarded by teachers and students as an accessible textbook that illuminates underlying principles and concepts. The Second Edition includes two brand new chapters: (1) "Microscopic Dynamics" introduces single molecule experiments; and (2) "Molecular Machines" considers how nanoscale machines and engines work. "The Logic of Thermodynamics" has been expanded to its own chapter and now covers heat, work, processes, pathways, and cycles. New practical applications, examples, and end-of-chapter questions are integrated throughout the revised and updated text, exploring topics in biology, environmental and energy science, and nanotechnology. Written in a clear and reader-friendly style, the book provides an excellent introduction to the subject for novices while remaining a valuable resource for experts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815344308 20160604
Engineering Library (Terman), Science Library (Li and Ma)
BIOE-300A-03, CHEM-175-01, CHEM-273-01

2. Physical chemistry [2000]

xv, 1064 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
The authors' goal is the presentation of the three major areas of physical chemistry: molecular structure, the equilibrium properties of systems, and the kinetics of transformations of systems. The theoretical foundations of these subjects are, respectively, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and equilibrium statistical mechanics, and chemical kinetics and kinetic theory. These theories, firmly based on experimental findings, constitute the structure required for the understanding of past accomplishments and the basis for recognition and development of significant new areas in physical chemistry. The presentation of the theories of physical chemistry requires careful discussions at several levels of exposition. The authors' approach aims toward depth of understanding of fundamentals more than toward breadth of recognition of the multitude of activities that go on under the name of physical chemistry. The organization of the book, with its three principal sections, should make this clear. The mathematical level begins with elementary calculus, and rises to the use of simple properties of partial differential equations and the special functions that enter into their solutions. The authors' intention is to keep the reader's mind on the science rather than on the mathematics, especially at the beginning. This procedure also corresponds to the pattern, followed by many students, of taking physical chemistry and advanced calculus concurrently. Appendices develop the details of the mathematical tools as they are needed. The text discussion contains more material than can be covered in the traditional one-year physical chemistry sequence; it is designed to fulfill the dual purpose of providing a clear and incisive treatment of fundamental principles at a level accessible to all students while broadening the perspectives and challenging the minds of the best students. Individual instructors will wish to make their own selections of material for inclusion and exclusion, respectively.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195105896 20160528
Science Library (Li and Ma)
CHEM-273-01, CHEM-175-01
xii, 641 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction and Review The Canonical Ensemble Other Ensembles and Fluctuations Boltzmann Statistics, Fermi-Dirac Statistics, and Bose-Einstein Statistics Ideal Monatomic Gas Ideal Diatomic Gas Classical Statistical Mechanics Ideal Polyatomic Gas Chemical Equilibrium Quantum Statistics Crystals Imperfect Gases Distribution Functions in Classical Monatomic Liquids Perturbation Theories of Liquids Solutions of Strong Electrolytes Kinetic Theory of Gases and Molecular Collisions Continuum Mechanics Kinetic Theory of Gases and the Boltzmann Equation Transport Processes in Dilute Gases Theory of Brownian Motion The Time-Correlation Function Formalism, I The Time-Correlation Function Formalism, II Appendix A. Values of Some Physical Constants and Energy Conversion Factors Appendix B. Fourier Integrals and the Dirac Delta Function Appendix C. Debye Heat Capacity Function Appendix D. Hard-Sphere Radial Distribution Function Appendix E. Tables for the m-6-8 Potential Appendix F. Derivation of the Golden Rule of Perturbation Theory Appendix G. The Dirac BRA and KET Notation Appendix H. The Heisenberg Time-Dependent Representation Appendix I. The Poynting Flux Vector Appendix J. The Radiation Emitted by an Oscillating Dipole Appendix K. Dielectric Constant and Absorption.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781891389153 20160603
"Statistical Mechanics" is the extended version of McQuarrie's earlier text - "Statistical Thermodynamics" (USB 1984). This text (previously published by Longman Education) is an accessible introduction to the subject. It contains a large number of problems at the end of each chapter to help students understand the material and to introduce them to selected extensions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781891389153 20160603
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xiii, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Thermodynamics, fundamentals-- conditions for equilibrium and stability-- statistical mechanics-- non-interacting (ideal) systems-- statistical mechanical theory of phase transitions-- Monte Carlo method in statistical mechanics-- classical fluids-- statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium systems.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195042764 20160528
This is a forward-looking text suitable for use by advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and physics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195042764 20160528
This text developed from materials the author has used in a one-semester course on elementary statistical mechanics. It assumes readers have had courses in calculus and physical chemistry. Its purpose is not only to give students a deeper understanding of thermodynamics and the principles of equilibrium statistical mechanics, but also to introduce them to the modern topics of Monte Carlo sampling, renormalization group theory, and the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. By frequent use of simplified models, the author has kept the mathematics in the text relatively simple while presenting many of the sophisticated ideas in the field. His approach is to deal first with macroscopic thermodynamics, then with microscopic statistical principles. The Second Law of Thermodynamics appears as the direct consequence of the statistical assumption that microscopic equilibrium is the state of greatest randomness. The different ensembles and the role of fluctuations are treated before non-interacting ideal systems and phase transformations are discussed. The treatment of phase transitions relies on the Ising model, which is also used to explain the Monte Carlo method.The last two chapters deal with equilibrium statistical mechanics of classical fluids and with dynamics, that is, relaxation an molecular motion in macroscopic systems which are at or close to equilibrium. This is a forward-looking text suitable for use by advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and physics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195042771 20160528
Science Library (Li and Ma)

5. Statistical mechanics [1975 - ]

xiv, 641 p. : graphs ; 27 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)