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Introduction to statistical mechanics for students of physics and physical chemistry.

James Rice

Introduction to statistical mechanics for students of physics and physical chemistry.

by James Rice

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Published by Constable .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination333p.
Number of Pages333
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Open LibraryOL13695051M

A Textbook of Physical Chemistry, Second Edition serves as an introductory text to physical chemistry. Topics covered range from wave mechanics and chemical bonding to molecular spectroscopy and photochemistry; ideal and nonideal gases; the three laws of thermodynamics; thermochemistry; and solutions of nonelectrolytes. And that's what statistical mechanics is all about. So let's try to introduce a little bit of statistical mechanics. Where we're going to go from what we know about microscopic properties all the way to macroscopic thermodynamics. That's our objective. So let's start by just trying to calculate energies of individual molecules, or individual.

  Lecture Series on Classical Physics by ishnan, Department of Physics, IIT Madras. An introduction to statistical mechanics and the principle of equal a priori probabilities. This course discusses the principles and methods of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Basic topics covered are stochastic processes, regression and response theory, molecular hydrodynamics, and complex liquids. Selected applications, including fluctuation theorems, condensed phase reaction rate theory, electron transfer dynamics, enzymatic networks, photon counting statistics, single.

G.W. Castellan,Physical Chemistry3rd edition (Benjamin Cummings , ) (Physics orientation, excellent, but somewhat advanced with fewer chemical examples). Grades As a student, I read with advantage a small book by entitled "The Mistress of theFile Size: KB. The atomic theory of matter 1 INTRODUCTION thermodynamics can explain more things about the world around us than all of the other physical theories studied in the undergraduate Physics curriculum put together. For instance, in this course we shall explain why heat flows fromFile Size: 1MB.


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Introduction to statistical mechanics for students of physics and physical chemistry by James Rice Download PDF EPUB FB2

Leading physical chemist David Chandler takes a new approach to statistical mechanics to provide the only introductory-level work on the modern topics of renormalization group theory, Monte Carlo simulations, time correlation functions, and liquid by: This is a very good book for undergraduate physics students, it illastrates all the important concepts in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics with well quanlified exercises.

However, the face of the book is more or less broken during the by: A must read for thermodynamics. This introductory text is a fine way to gain a solid, albeit somewhat dated, introduction to statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. It will be especially useful to students and workers in molecular biophysics, and physical chemistry.

It's a standard, and essential to anyone who needs the by: Introduction to statistical mechanics for students of physics and physical chemistry | James Rice | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. Combine this with Schoeder's An Introduction to Thermal Physics for a total Thermo + Stat Mech course.

The book is also very helpful during grad-level Stat Mech courses. It makes a great companion to Pathria's Statistical Mechanics, Second by: Undergrad Level: An Introduction to Thermal Physics (Schroeder) is the one that seems to be recommended more than any other book.

It's very user-friendly and informal (probably the most user-friendly stat mech textbook on the market). That said. A list of notable textbooks in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, arranged by category and date. Only or An Introduction to Thermal Physics. United States of America: Addison Wesley Longman.

Statistical Mechanics: Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology. For a good self study guide, I would suggest Blundell and Blundell's "Concepts in Thermal Physics" it builds up the thermodynamics part for a good 1/3 of the book but then the rest is statistical mech, has several applications of both, many practical and it includes several discussions in advanced topics, my favorite was the derivation of.

Physical Chemistry Handouts. This note explains the following topics: Kinetic Theory of Gases, Elementary Chemical Kinetics, Complex Reaction Mechanisms, From Classical to Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Mechanical Postulates, The Schrodinger Equation, Particle in a box and the real world, Commutaing and Non-commutating Operators, A Quantum Mechanical Model for Vibration and.

Notes for the course Statistical Physics by Luca Amendola. This note explains the following topics: Thermodynamics, Introduction to Statistics, Statistical mechanics, Statistical mechanics of quantum systems, Phase transitions, Liouville’s theorem.

Author(s): Luca Amendola. Introduction to Statistical Physics. Statistical physics is a core component of most undergraduate (and some post-graduate) physics degree courses. It is primarily concerned with the behavior of matter in bulk-from boiling water to the superconductivity of s: 1.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rice, J. (James), Introduction to statistical mechanics for students of physics and physical chemistry. we can forget that the results are statistical at all, and treat them as exact laws of physics.

For instance, the familiar equation of state of an ideal gas, PV =ν RT (see Section ), is actually. If you are looking for a simple, well explained introduction to the BASICS of statistical physics, then this book could well be for you.

It is well structured and logical, without too much detail. Therefore, if you are looking for an indepth or advanced text on statistical physics then you will probably not be satisfied by this book/5(3).

Although I do not envision that An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics will be used as a primary text for the more typical one-semester undergraduate course on thermodynamics and statistical physics, the book would be a helpful companion textbook. The mathematical notation is carefully introduced and useful; the selected mathematical techniques are clearly explained in a Cited by: 1.

Get this from a library. Introduction to statistical mechanics for students of physics and physical chemistry. [J Rice]. was intended to teach quantum mechanics to undergraduate students as well as graduate students. The primary text book for this course is Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers by D.A.B.

Miller. I have learned a great deal by poring over Miller’s book. But where I feel the book to be incomplete, I supplement them with my lecture notes File Size: 2MB. Summary. Written by a world-renowned theoretical physicist, Introduction to Statistical Physics, Second Edition clarifies the properties of matter collectively in terms of the physical laws governing atomic second edition expands upon the original to include many additional exercises and more pedagogically oriented discussions that fully explain the concepts and applications.

2 Statistical Description of a Physical System 19 Specification of the microscopic states of a quantum system 20 Specification of the microscopic state of a classical system of particles 25 Ergodic hyphotesis and fundamental postulate of statistical mechanics 29 *Formulation of statistical mechanics for quantum systems.

This book focuses on nonextensive statistical mechanics, a current generalization of Boltzmann-Gibbs (BG) statistical mechanics, one of the greatest monuments of contemporary physics. Conceived more than years ago by Maxwell, Boltzmann and Gibbs, the BG theory exhibits many impressive successes in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and.

physics is much more than statistical mechanics. A similar notion is expressed by James Sethna in his book Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity.

Indeed statistical physics teaches us how to think about the world in terms of probabilities. This is particularly relevant when one deals with real world data. Therefore applications of.Importantly, Physical Chemistry is based on quite a small number of fundamental quantities and general physical concepts.

This book tries to provide a complete overview of physical chemistry on the level of a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, presenting first all the mathematical concepts needed to understand the formalisms as well as /5(78).

Physical chemistry is the use of the laws of physics to develop insight into chemical systems. Physical chemistry it typically studied for 2 or 3 semesters by undergraduate chemistry students.