Equilibrium Statistical Physics

Phases, Phase Transitions, and Topological Phases

Authors: Baus, Marc, Tejero, Carlos F.

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  • Provides a unique pedagogical approach to statistical physics with a focus on phase transitions
  • Cover modern topics such as a topological defects and topological phase transitions
  • Includes all important derivations and mathematical tools in six appendices
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This textbook gradually introduces students to the statistical mechanical study of the different phases of matter and to the phase transitions between them. It uses simple yet fully detailed models of both hard and soft matter systems to demonstrate core concepts, developing the subject matter in a thorough and accessible pedagogical manner throughout. Starting from an introduction to basic thermodynamics and statistical physics, the book progresses from ideal, non-interacting systems to real systems exhibiting classical interactions and phase transitions. It concludes with a selection of more advanced topics, such as the renormalisation group approach to critical phenomena, the density functional theory of interfaces, and kinematic aspects of the phase transformation process.

This updated second edition features a considerably expanded study of the topology of the phases, including applications to modern problems such as topological defects of nematic liquid crystals and the topological phase transition of a two-dimensional spin system. Along with a complete introductory overview of the theory of phase transitions, this textbook provides students with ample material for deeper study. References include suggestions for more detailed treatments and six appendices supply overviews of the mathematical tools employed in the text.

About the authors

Marc Baus has been teaching the statistical mechanics course at the Faculté des Sciences of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium for several years. As a Directeur de Recherches of the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, he has published more than a hundred research papers in the areas of plasma physics and phase transitions .

Carlos F. Tejero has been professor of thermodynamics and statistical physics at the Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. As Investigador Principal he has directed various investigations in the field of phases of matter and soft matter.

Both authors have collaborated for more than thirty years.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Equilibrium Statistical Physics
Book Subtitle
Phases, Phase Transitions, and Topological Phases
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-75432-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-75432-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-75431-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 437
Number of Illustrations
117 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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