2007

Statistical Physics

An Introduction

Authors:

ISBN: 978-3-540-28605-9 (Print) 978-3-540-28606-6 (Online)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XII

  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 3-21

      Thermal Equilibrium and the Principle of Equal Probability

    3. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 23-33

      Entropy

    4. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 35-44

      The Partition Function and the Free Energy

  3. Elementary Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 45-45

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 47-66

      Ideal Gases

    3. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 67-81

      The Heat Capacity of a Solid, and Black-Body Radiation

    4. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 83-87

      The Elasticity of Rubber

    5. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 89-111

      Magnetic Materials

  4. More Advanced Topics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 115-131

      First-Order Phase Transitions

    3. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 133-145

      Second-Order Phase Transitions

    4. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 147-181

      Dense Gases — Ideal Gases at Low Temperature

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 183-208