Description

A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.

Readership

For final year undergraduates, postgraduates, and research workers in theoretical physics and physics.

Table of Contents

Fundamental principles of theoretical physics; The Gibbs distribution; Ideal gases; Solids; Non-ideal gases; Solutions; Chemical reactions; Fluctuations; Surfaces.

Details

No. of pages:
544
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1980
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080570464
Print ISBN:
9780750633727

About the authors

L D Landau

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Physical Problems, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences

Reviews

'Stimulating reading' New Scientist