# Thermodynamics, Gibbs Method and Statistical Physics of Electron Gases

## Gibbs Method and Statistical Physics of Electron Gases

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 57)

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 57)

This book deals with theoretical thermodynamics and the statistical physics of electron and particle gases. While treating the laws of thermodynamics from both classical and quantum theoretical viewpoints, it posits that the basis of the statistical theory of macroscopic properties of a system is the microcanonical distribution of isolated systems, from which all canonical distributions stem. To calculate the free energy, the Gibbs method is applied to ideal and non-ideal gases, and also to a crystalline solid. Considerable attention is paid to the Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein quantum statistics and its application to different quantum gases, and electron gas in both metals and semiconductors is considered in a nonequilibrium state. A separate chapter treats the statistical theory of thermodynamic properties of an electron gas in a quantizing magnetic field.

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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03171-7
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
- Print ISBN 978-3-642-03170-0
- Online ISBN 978-3-642-03171-7
- Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
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