Statistical Physics

Author: L D Landau,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080570461

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 7135

A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.

Course of Theoretical Physics

Author: L. D. Landau,E. M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483106233

Category: Science

Page: 562

View: 3582

Course of Theoretical Physics, Volume 5: Statistical Physics, Third Edition, Part 1 covers the fundamental principles of statistical physics and thermodynamic quantities. The book discusses the Gibbs and Maxwellian distributions; the Boltzmann distribution for ideal gases; and the Fermi and Bose distributions. Solids are tackled with regard to their application of statistical methods of calculating the thermodynamic quantities. The book describes the deviations of gases from the ideal state, conditions of phase equilibrium, solutions, and chemical reactions. The text also discusses the properties of matter at very high density; the Gaussian distribution; fluctuations of the fundamental thermodynamic quantities; and fluctuations in solids and ideal gases. The symmetry of crystals; phase transitions of the second kind and critical phenomena; and surfaces are considered as well. Students taking statistical physics and those involved in the areas of statistical physics will find the book invaluable.

Statistical Physics

Author: Lev Davidovich Landau,Evgeniĭ Mikhaĭlovich Lifshit︠s︡,L. P. Pita'jevski

Publisher: Pergamon


Category: Science

Page: 387

View: 4160

A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.

Thermodynamics, Gibbs Method and Statistical Physics of Electron Gases

Author: Bahram M. Askerov,Sophia Figarova

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642031714

Category: Science

Page: 374

View: 969

This book deals with theoretical thermodynamics and the statistical physics of electron and particle gases. It treats the laws of thermodynamics from a classical and a quantum theoretical view point. The free energy is calculated with a Gibbs formalism.

A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences

Author: Andrei D. Polyanin,Alexei I. Chernoutsan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439806401

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1125

View: 7875

A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences takes a practical approach to the basic notions, formulas, equations, problems, theorems, methods, and laws that most frequently occur in scientific and engineering applications and university education. The authors pay special attention to issues that many engineers and students find difficult to understand. The first part of the book contains chapters on arithmetic, elementary and analytic geometry, algebra, differential and integral calculus, functions of complex variables, integral transforms, ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions, and probability theory. The second part discusses molecular physics and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, oscillations and waves, optics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and elementary particles. The third part covers dimensional analysis and similarity, mechanics of point masses and rigid bodies, strength of materials, hydrodynamics, mass and heat transfer, electrical engineering, and methods for constructing empirical and engineering formulas. The main text offers a concise, coherent survey of the most important definitions, formulas, equations, methods, theorems, and laws. Numerous examples throughout and references at the end of each chapter provide readers with a better understanding of the topics and methods. Additional issues of interest can be found in the remarks. For ease of reading, the supplement at the back of the book provides several long mathematical tables, including indefinite and definite integrals, direct and inverse integral transforms, and exact solutions of differential equations.

Statistical Physics and Information Theory

Author: Neri Merhav

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

ISBN: 1601984065

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

View: 4182

Statistical Physics and Information Theory is a succinct in-depth review and tutorial of a subject that promises to lead to major advances in computer and communication security

Statistical Physics of Non-Thermal Phase Transitions

From Foundations to Applications

Author: Sergey G. Abaimov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319124692

Category: Science

Page: 497

View: 3231

This book addresses the application of methods used in statistical physics to complex systems—from simple phenomenological analogies to more complex aspects, such as correlations, fluctuation-dissipation theorem, the concept of free energy, renormalization group approach and scaling. Statistical physics contains a well-developed formalism that describes phase transitions. It is useful to apply this formalism for damage phenomena as well. Fractals, the Ising model, percolation, damage mechanics, fluctuations, free energy formalism, renormalization group, and scaling, are some of the topics covered in Statistical Physics of Phase Transitions.