By J. Woods Halley
In response to the author's graduate path taught over decades in numerous physics departments, this 2006 publication takes a 'reductionist' view of statistical mechanics, whereas describing the most rules and techniques underlying its purposes. It implicitly assumes that the physics of complicated platforms as saw is attached to primary actual legislation represented on the molecular point through Newtonian mechanics or quantum mechanics. Organised into 3 elements, the 1st part describes the basic ideas of equilibrium statistical mechanics. the subsequent part describes functions to stages of accelerating density and order: gases, drinks and solids; it additionally treats section transitions. the ultimate part offers with dynamics, together with a cautious account of hydrodynamic theories and linear reaction concept. This textbook is acceptable for a 365 days graduate path in statistical mechanics for physicists, chemists and chemical engineers. difficulties are incorporated following every one bankruptcy, with ideas to chose difficulties supplied.