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Statistical Physics

Including Applications to Condensed Matter

  • Claudine Hermann

About this book

Introduction

Statistical Physics bridges the properties of a macroscopic system and the microscopic behavior of its constituting particles, otherwise impossible due to the giant magnitude of Avogadro's number. Numerous systems of today's key technologies -- as e.g. semiconductors or lasers -- are macroscopic quantum objects; only statistical physics allows for understanding their fundamentals. Therefore, this graduate text also focuses on particular applications such as the properties of electrons in solids with applications, and radiation thermodynamics and the greenhouse effect.

Keywords

condensed matter dynamics mechanics quantum mechanics statistical physics thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Claudine Hermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière CondenséeEcole PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b106783
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-22660-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-25099-1
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