Statistical and thermal physics : (Record no. 21318)

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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
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Original cataloging agency DLC
Transcribing agency DLC
Modifying agency YDX
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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
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Source of classification or shelving scheme
Item type Books
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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