# Statistical and thermal physics : (Record no. 21318)

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control field | 16785900 |

005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION | |

control field | 20120424114225.0 |

008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION | |

fixed length control field | 110519s2011 flua b 001 0 eng |

010 ## - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER | |

LC control number | 2011014015 |

020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER | |

International Standard Book Number | 9781439850534 (hardback) |

020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER | |

International Standard Book Number | 1439850534 (hardback) |

035 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER | |

System control number | (OCoLC)ocn617619391 |

040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE | |

Original cataloging agency | DLC |

Transcribing agency | DLC |

Modifying agency | YDX |

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-- | CDX |

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042 ## - AUTHENTICATION CODE | |

Authentication code | pcc |

050 00 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER | |

Classification number | QC171.2 |

Item number | .H63 2011 |

082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER | |

Classification number | 530.13 |

Edition number | 23 |

084 ## - OTHER CLASSIFICATION NUMBER | |

Classification number | SCI013050 |

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-- | SCI065000 |

Source of number | bisacsh |

100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME | |

Personal name | Hoch, M. J. R. |

Fuller form of name | (Michael J. R.), |

Dates associated with a name | 1936- |

9 (RLIN) | 1771 |

245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT | |

Title | Statistical and thermal physics : |

Remainder of title | an introduction / |

Statement of responsibility, etc | Michael J.R. Hoch. |

260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT) | |

Place of publication, distribution, etc | Boca Raton : |

Name of publisher, distributor, etc | CRC Press, |

Date of publication, distribution, etc | c2011. |

300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION | |

Extent | xxv, 423 p. : |

Other physical details | ill. ; |

Dimensions | 25 cm. |

504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE | |

Bibliography, etc | Includes bibliographical references and index. |

520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC. | |

Summary, etc | "Concepts and relationships in thermal and statistical physics form the foundation for describing systems consisting of macroscopically large numbers of particles. Developing microscopic statistical physics and macroscopic classical thermodynamic descriptions in tandem, Statistical and Thermal Physics: An Introduction provides insight into basic concepts at an advanced undergraduate level. Highly detailed and profoundly thorough, this comprehensive introduction includes exercises within the text as well as end-of-chapter problems. The first section of the book covers the basics of equilibrium thermodynamics and introduces the concepts of temperature, internal energy, and entropy using ideal gases and ideal paramagnets as models. The chemical potential is defined and the three thermodynamic potentials are discussed with use of Legendre transforms. The second section presents a complementary microscopic approach to entropy and temperature, with the general expression for entropy given in terms of the number of accessible microstates in the fixed energy, microcanonical ensemble. The third section emphasizes the power of thermodynamics in the description of processes in gases and condensed matter. Phase transitions and critical phenomena are discussed phenomenologically.In the second half of the text, the fourth section briefly introduces probability theory and mean values and compares three statistical ensembles. With a focus on quantum statistics, the fifth section reviews the quantum distribution functions. Ideal Fermi and Bose gases are considered in separate chapters, followed by a discussion of the "Planck" gas for photons and phonons. The sixth section deals with ideal classical gases and explores nonideal gases and spin systems using various approximations. The final section covers special topics, specifically the density matrix, chemical reactions, and irreversible thermodynamics. "-- |

520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC. | |

Summary, etc | "Thermal and statistical physics concepts and relationships are of fundamental importance in the description of systems that consist of macroscopically large numbers of particles. This book provides an introduction to the subject at the advanced undergraduate level for students interested in careers in basic or applied physics. The subject can be developed in different ways that take either macroscopic classical thermodynamics or microscopic statistical physics as topics for initial detailed study"-- |

650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM | |

Topical term or geographic name as entry element | Matter |

General subdivision | Properties |

-- | Mathematical models. |

9 (RLIN) | 1772 |

650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM | |

Topical term or geographic name as entry element | Statistical physics. |

9 (RLIN) | 1773 |

650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM | |

Topical term or geographic name as entry element | Thermodynamics. |

9 (RLIN) | 1556 |

942 ## - ADDED ENTRY ELEMENTS (KOHA) | |

Source of classification or shelving scheme | |

Item type | Books |

Withdrawn status | Lost status | Source of classification or shelving scheme | Damaged status | Use restrictions | Not for loan | Collection code | Permanent location | Current location | Shelving location | Date acquired | Full call number | Barcode | Date last seen | Price effective from | Koha item type |
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Books | School of Theoretical Physics | School of Theoretical Physics | Library | 2012-04-05 | 535.7 HOC | 11980 | 2012-04-05 | 2012-04-05 | Books |