Classical Theoretical Physics

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Authors: Greiner, Walter, Neise, Ludwig, Stöcker, Horst

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More than a generation of German-speaking students around the world have worked their way to an understanding and appreciation of the power and beauty of modem theoretical physics-with mathematics, the most fundamental of sciences-using WaIter Greiner's textbooks as their guide. The idea of developing a coherent, complete presentation of an entire field of science in a series of closely related textbooks is not a new one. Many older physicians remember with real pleasure their sense of adventure and discovery as they worked their ways through the classic series by Sommerfeld, by Planck and by Landau and Lifshitz. From the students' viewpoint, there are a great many obvious advantages to be gained through use of consistent notation, logical ordering of topics and coherence of presentation; beyond this, the complete coverage of the science provides a unique opportunity for the author to convey his personal enthusiasm and love for his subject. These volumes on classical physics, finally available in English, complement Greiner's texts on quantum physics, most of which have been available to English-speaking audiences for some time. The complete set of books will thus provide a coherent view of physics that includes, in classical physics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, classical dynam­ ics, electromagnetism, and general relativity; and in quantum physics, quantum mechanics, symmetries, relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electro- and chromodynamics, and the gauge theory of weak interactions.

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"This book excels by its variety of modern examples in solid state physics, magnetism, elementary particle physics... In conclusion, I can recommend it strongly as a valuable source, especially to those who are teaching basic statistical physics at our universities." Physicalia

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Equilibrium and State Quantities

    Greiner, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 3-32

  • The Laws of Thermodynamics

    Greiner, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 33-61

  • Phase Transitions and Chemical Reactions

    Greiner, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 62-83

  • Thermodynamic Potentials

    Greiner, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 84-119

  • Number of Microstates Ω and Entropy S

    Greiner, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 123-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Authors
Translated by
Rischke, D.
Series Title
Classical Theoretical Physics
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-0827-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-0827-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-94299-5
Series ISSN
1431-083X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 464
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Harri Deutsch Verlag, 1987
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