說明 
1 online resource (xiv, 266 p.) 
附註 
Includes bibliographical references and index 

1. Disorder or uncertainty?  2. Classical thermodynamics  3. Applications of classical thermodynamics  4. Core ideas of statistical thermodynamics  5. Statistical thermodynamics of a system of harmonic oscillators  6. The Boltzmann factor and the canonical partition function  7. The grand canonical ensemble and grand partition function  8. Statistical models of entropy  9. Statistical thermodynamics of the classical ideal gas  10. Quantum gases  11. Boson gas  12. Fermion gas  13. Photon gas  14. Statistical thermodynamics of interacting particles  15. Thermodynamics away from equilibrium  16. The dynamics of probability  17. Fluctuation relations  18. Final remarks 

"This undergraduate textbook provides students with a statistical mechanical foundation to the classical laws of thermodynamics through a comprehensive treatment of the basics of classical thermodynamics, equilibrium statistical mechanics, irreversible thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics of nonequilibrium phenomena. The concept of entropy is studied starting from the ideal gas law, known to every undergraduate. By considering various thermodynamic processes, it then explores the concept's generality. An accessible style enables undergraduates to easily follow the presentation without much prior knowledge. The focus on entropy distinguishes the book from many other treatments of this subject" Provided by publisher 

"Focuses from the beginning on entropy as the important quantity and introduces it thoroughly in the context of classical thermodynamics" Provided by publisher 

Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed June 17, 2013) 

Willy 
主題 
Statistical thermodynamics  Textbooks

