Thermal Physics Paperback / softback
Clear and reader-friendly, this is an ideal textbook for students seeking an introduction to thermal physics.
Written by an experienced teacher and extensively class-tested, Thermal Physics provides a comprehensive grounding in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory.
A key feature of this text is its readily accessible introductory chapters, which begin with a review of fundamental ideas.
Entropy, conceived microscopically and statistically, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics are introduced early in the book.
Throughout, topics are built on a conceptual foundation of four linked elements: entropy and the Second Law, the canonical probability distribution, the partition function, and the chemical potential.
As well as providing a solid preparation in the basics of the subject, the text goes on to explain exciting recent developments such as Bose-Einstein condensation and critical phenomena.
Key equations are highlighted throughout, and each chapter contains a summary of essential ideas and an extensive set of problems of varying degrees of difficulty.
A free solutions manual is available for instructors (ISBN 0521 658608).
Thermal Physics is suitable for both undergraduates and graduates in physics and astronomy.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 460 pages, 41 Tables, unspecified; 1 Plates, color; 1 Halftones, unspecified; 118 Line drawings, uns
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 15/07/1999
- Category: Thermodynamics & heat
- ISBN: 9780521658386