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Graduate Texts in Physics

Statistical Theory of Heat

Authors: Scheck, Florian

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  • Presents a unique combination of all relevant aspects of statistical physics and thermodynamics in one textbook, emphasizes analogies, giving a clear overview of relation between topics
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Scheck’s textbook starts with a concise introduction to classical thermodynamics, including geometrical aspects. Then a short introduction to probabilities and statistics lays the basis for the statistical interpretation of thermodynamics. Phase transitions, discrete models and the stability of matter are explained in great detail.Thermodynamics has a special role in theoretical physics. Due to the general approach of thermodynamics the field has as a bridging function between several areas like the theory of condensed matter, elementary particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. The classical thermodynamics describes predominantly averaged properties of matter, reaching from few particle systems and state of matter to stellar objects. Statistical Thermodynamics covers the same fields, but explores them in greater depth and unifies classical statistical mechanics with quantum theory of multiple particle systems.

The content is presented as two tracks: the fast track for master students, providing the essentials, and the intensive track for all wanting to get in depth knowledge of the field. Clearly labelled material and sections guide students through the preferred level of treatment. Numerous problems and worked examples will provide successful access to Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics.

About the authors

Florian A. Scheck, professor emeritus at University of Mainz, Germany.Born in 1936, diploma degree 1962 , Ph.D. (Dr. rer.nat) 1964, both at U. Freiburg, Germany. Habilitation at U. Heidelberg 1968. Guest scientist at the Weizmann Instituteof Science, Rehovoth, (1964 – 1966), research assistant U. Heidelberg, (1966 – 1968), research fellow at CERN, Geneva, (1968 – 1970), head of theory groupSIN/PSI, lecturer and titular professor at ETH Zurich (1970 – 1976). Professor of theoretical Physics U. Mainz (1976 – 2005). Numerous visits as guest scientist or guest professor, Helsinki, Montpellier, Marseille, San José (Costa Rica), Bogota (Columbia).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40049-5
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Hardcover $89.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistical Theory of Heat
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40049-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40049-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40047-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82022-4
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 233
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations
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