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Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Statistical Mechanics

A Short Treatise

Authors: Gallavotti, Giovanni

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About this Textbook

This book presents a critical and modern analysis of the conceptual foundations of statistical mechanics as laid down in Boltzmann's works. The author emphasizes the relation between microscopic reversibility and macroscopic irreversibility. Students will find a clear and detailed explanation of fundamental concepts such as equipartition, entropy, and ergodicity. They will learn about Brownian motion, the modern treatment of the thermodynamic limit phase transitions, the microscopic and macroscopic theory of the coexistence of phases, statistical mechanics of stationary states, and fluctuations and dissipation in chaotic motions.

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"Gallavotti has written a somewhat ideological and quite personal book. Certainly one may disagree with him on some issues. But he has expert knowledge of what he discusses and also of many things he chooses not to discuss. And since he also knows the history of the subject, his opinion must be taken seriously. We may thus thank Gallavotti for giving us a fresh, authorative and readable introduction to a fundamental area of conceptual physics." (D. Ruelle, Physics Today, 2001)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Classical Statistical Mechanics

    Gallavotti, Professor Giovanni

    Pages 1-55

  • Statistical Ensembles

    Gallavotti, Professor Giovanni

    Pages 57-87

  • Equipartition and Critique

    Gallavotti, Professor Giovanni

    Pages 89-110

  • Thermodynamic Limit and Stability

    Gallavotti, Professor Giovanni

    Pages 111-127

  • Phase Transitions

    Gallavotti, Professor Giovanni

    Pages 129-173

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-03952-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-64883-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-08438-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistical Mechanics
Book Subtitle
A Short Treatise
Authors
Series Title
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-03952-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-03952-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-64883-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08438-6
Series ISSN
1864-5879
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 342
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