Introduction to Statistical Physics, Second Edition

Introduction to Statistical Physics, Second Edition

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Written by a world-renowned theoretical physicist, Introduction to Statistical Physics, Second Edition clarifies the properties of matter collectively in terms of the physical laws governing atomic motion. This second edition expands upon the original to include many additional exercises and more pedagogically oriented discussions that fully explain the concepts and applications. The book first covers the classical ensembles of statistical mechanics and stochastic processes, including Brownian motion, probability theory, and the Fokkera€“Planck and Langevin equations. To illustrate the use of statistical methods beyond the theory of matter, the author discusses entropy in information theory, Brownian motion in the stock market, and the Monte Carlo method in computer simulations. The next several chapters emphasize the difference between quantum mechanics and classical mechanicsa€”the quantum phase. Applications covered include Fermi statistics and semiconductors and Bose statistics and Bosea€“Einstein condensation. The book concludes with advanced topics, focusing on the Ginsburga€“Landau theory of the order parameter and the special kind of quantum order found in superfluidity and superconductivity. Assuming some background knowledge of classical and quantum physics, this textbook thoroughly familiarizes advanced undergraduate students with the different aspects of statistical physics. This updated edition continues to provide the tools needed to understand and work with random processes.3.3 Identification of parameters The direct problem has been analyzed by using the Finite Element Code a€œPlaxisa€ ... 20 20 20 Permeability Kx (m/day) 1 1E-05 1E- 05 0, 5 1E-05 Permeability Ky (m/day) 1 5E-04 5E-04 0, 5 5E-04 Younga#39;s modulus anbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Statistical Physics, Second Edition
Author: Kerson Huang
Publisher:CRC Press - 2009-09-21

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