- Andrew Maczek, Anthony Meijer.
- Second edition.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 
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- Physical description
- x, 120 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
- Oxford chemistry primers.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- The Boltzmann law
- Sum over states: the molecular partition function
- Applications of the molecular partition function
- From molecule to mole: the canonical partition function
- Distinguishable and indistinguishable particles
- Two-level systems: a case study
- Thermodynamic functions: towards a statistical toolkit
- The ideal monatomic gas: the translational partition function
- The ideal diatomic gas: internal degrees of freedom
- The ideal diatomic gas: the rotational partition function
- ortho and para spin states: a case study
- The ideal diatomic gas: the vibrational partition function
- The electronic partition function
- Heat capacity and Third Law entropy: two case studies
- Calculating equilibrium constants.
- Publisher's Summary
- The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. The learning features provided, including end of book problems and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Furthermore, frequent diagrams and margin notes help to enhance a student's understanding of these essential areas of chemistry. Statistical Thermodynamics gives a concise and accessible account of this fundamental topic by emphasizing the underlying physical chemistry, and using this to introduce the mathematics in an approachable way. The material is presented in short, self-contained sections making it flexible to teach and learn from, and concludes with the application of the theory to real systems. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre to accompany Statistical Thermodynamics features: For registered adopters of the text: * Figures from the book available to download For students: * Worked solutions to the questions and problems at the end of the book. * Multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning.
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- Oxford chemistry primers
- Previous edition: 1998.
- 9780198777489 (pbk.)
- 0198777485 (pbk.)
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