Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics

    Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics  (English, F. Reif)

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    • Language: English
    • Publisher: Levant Books
    • ISBN: 9789380663142, 9380663145
    • Edition: 2011
    • Pages: 651
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    Frederick Reif’s Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics focuses on the various concepts and disciplines related to statistical mechanics, thermodynamics and kinetic theory. The author has written the book from a very modern point of view.

    Summary of The Book

    The contents of Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics have been spread across fifteen chapters. The first chapter concentrates on statistical methods and aims to introduce readers to concepts related to elementary statistics. There are individual examples provided along with each concept. Binomial distribution and the Random Walk have been discussed in detail in this chapter. The second chapter takes a close look at systems of particles, and their statistical descriptions. Chapters three and four deal with statistical thermodynamics and the measurement of macroscopic parameters respectively. Macroscopic thermodynamics and their simple applications have been dealt with in the fifth chapter.

    The results and basic methods of statistical mechanics have been well documented in the sixth chapter. Various approximation methods and alternative approaches have been covered in this chapter. In the seventh chapter, the author has focused on statistical mechanics and their applications. The eighth chapter deals with the topic of equilibrium between chemical species or phases. Conditions related to general equilibrium and chemical equilibrium are some of the important issues that have been discussed in detail here. Ideal gases and their quantum statistics find their place in chapter nine. The tenth chapter talks about interacting particles and their systems.

    Low temperatures and magnetism are highlighted in the eleventh chapter. The twelfth chapter deals with transport process and its elementary kinetic theory. The relaxation time approximation is covered in chapter thirteen. The fourteenth chapter focuses on transport theory and it’s near exact formulation. The fifteenth chapter, the final one of this detailed book, takes a look at irreversible fluctuations and processes.

    About Frederick Reif

    Frederick Reif is a well-known American physicist who is noted for having influenced several physicists with his works in the field of economic thermodynamics.

    Two of the author’s most well-known books are Statistical Physics: Berkeley Physics Course in SI Units (Volume - 5) and Understanding Basic Mechanics.

    Born in 1927 in Austria, the author attended Harvard University where he completed his Physics PhD in 1953. He taught at the University of Chicago and later at the University of California as a professor of physics.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2011
    • Book Type
      • Non Fiction Book
    • Table of Contents
      • 1. Introduction to statistical methods
        2. Statistical Description of systems of particles
        3. Statistical thermodynamics
        4. Macroscopic parameters and their measurement
        5. Simple applications of macroscopic thermodynamics
        6. Basic methods and results of statistical mechanics
        7. Simple applications of statistical mechanics
        8. Equilibrium between phases or chemical species
        9. Quantum statistics of ideal gases
        10. Systems of interacting particles
        11. Magnetism and low temperatures
        12. Elementary kinetic theory of transport processes
        13. Transport theory using the relaxation time approximation
        14. Near-exact for mulation of transport theory
        15. Irreversible processes and fluctuations

        Numerical constants
        Answers to selected problems

    • Authored By
      • F. Reif
    University Books Details
    • Degree/Diploma
      • B.Sc.
    • Specialization
      • B.Sc(Physics)
    • Term
      • 2nd Year
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    hold on this copy ,since my pocket money is empty, also this a month end ,i will surely buy this book after September 1

    Kaushik Subramanian

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    28 Aug, 2014

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    Good book to learn from

    Many examples to explain ideas clearly.Interesting problems (e.g. 1.18, 1.25, 6.8, 6.11) are given at the end of each chapter. Comprehensive book for a beginner's point of view. Basic treatment of quantum statistical mechanics. It is a standard book for competitive exams. One thing I found very interesting : calculation of partition function of FD & BE gas in canonical ensemble without switching to grand canonical ensemble. (I think problem 2.3 is a bit shaky & last portion of section 3.1 is ...

    Indranil Halder

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    28 Apr, 2013

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    Nice product

    Good book but every topic is not covered in details​

    Humesh Thakur

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    31 May, 2017

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    Bhupendra Singh

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    17 May, 2017

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    Mind-blowing purchase

    Have a great mathematical and theoretical view!!

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    12 Mar, 2017

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    For ug go for it

    Lakshmi Kumari

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    27 Feb, 2017

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    Pretty good

    It's a very nice book.its a first book of statistical mechanics which wasnt been vague not even a single topic.I am an undergraduate student and I must say it's the best stat mech book to buy.

    Siddharth Pandya

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    28 Sep, 2016

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    best book..........lucidly written

    you will feel no problem while going through this book........very much well organised and with brrief content

    amitabh kushwaha

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    21 Mar, 2015

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