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Author Laurendeau, Normand M., 1944-
Title Statistical thermodynamics [electronic resource] : fundamentals and applications / Normand M. Laurendeau.
Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 448 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-441) and index.
Summary Statistical Thermodynamics: Fundamentals and Applications discusses the fundamentals and applications of statistical thermodynamics for beginning graduate students. This book features a step-by-step development of the subject with each chapter carefully written to address student difficulties in learning this challenging subject. Both example and prompted homework problems are included.
Contents Probability and statistics -- The statistics of independent particles -- Thermodynamic properties in the dilute limit -- Basics of quantum mechanics -- Quantum analysis of internal energy modes -- The spectroscopy of diatomic molecules -- Interlude: from particle to assembly -- Thermodynamic properties of the ideal gas -- Statistical thermodynamics for ideal gas mixtures -- Concentration and temperature measurements -- Thermodynamics and information -- Elements of the solid state -- Equilibrium radiation -- Elementary kinetic theory -- Kinetics of molecular transport -- Chemical kinetics -- The canonical and grand canonical ensembles -- Applications of ensemble theory to real gases -- Whence and whither.
Subject Whitman College -- Memorial bookplates -- Class of 1978.
Statistical thermodynamics.
Related To Print version: Laurendeau, Normand M., 1944- Statistical thermodynamics. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005 0521846358 (DLC) 2005014867 (OCoLC)60454441
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