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Equilibrium Statistical Physics

Author : Michael Plischke
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This revised and expanded edition of one of the important textbook in statistical physics, is a graduate level text suitable for students in physics, chemistry, and materials science. After a short review of basic concepts, the authors begin the discussion on strongly interacting condensed matter systems with a thorough treatment of mean field and Landau theories of phase transitions. Many examples are worked out in considerable detail. Classical liquids are treated next. Along with traditional approaches to the subject such as the virial expansion and integral equations, newer theories such as perturbation theory and density functional theories are introduced. The modern theory of phase transitions occupies a central place in this book. The development is along historical lines, beginning with the Onsager solution of the two-dimensional Ising model, series expansions, scaling theory, finite-size scaling, and the universality hypothesis. A separate chapter is devoted to the renormalization group approach to critical phenomena. The development of the basic tools is completed in a new chapter on computer simulations in which both Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics techniques are introduced. The remainder of the book is concerned with a discussion of some of the more important modern problems in condensed matter theory. A chapter on quantum fluids deals with Bose condensation, superfluidity, and the BCS and Landau-Ginzburg theories of superconductivity. A new chapter on polymers and membranes contains a discussion of the Gaussian and Flory models of dilute polymer mixtures, the connection of polymer theory to critical phenomena, a discussion of dense polymer mixtures and an introduction to the physical properties of solid and fluid membranes. A chapter on linear response includes the Kubo formalism, the fluctuation-dissipation theorem, Onsager relations and the Boltzmann equation. The last chapter is devoted to disordered materials. Each chapter contains a substantial number of exercises. A manual with a complete set of solutions to these problems is available under separate cover.

Statistische Mechanik

Author : Franz Schwabl
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Statistische Mechanik ist eine deduktive Darstellung des Gleichgewichts basierend auf einer einzigen Hypothese - der Form der mikrokanonischen Dichtematrix. Auch die wichtigsten Elemente von Nichtgleichgewichtsphänomenen werden behandelt. Vorausgesetzt wird der Kurs Quantenmechanik (vom selben Autor erschienen als Quantenmechanik und Quantenmechanik für Fortgeschrittene). Zwischenrechnungen werden ausführlich und vollständig durchgeführt. Aufgaben am Kapitelende helfen beim Festigen des Stoffes. Über die Grundlagen hinaus wird versucht, die Breite und Vielfalt der Anwendungen der Statistischen Mechanik zu demonstrieren. Moderne Gebiete wie Renormierungsgruppentheorie, Perkolation, stochastische Bewegungsgleichungen und deren Anwendungen in der kritischen Dynamik werden besprochen. Für Studierende der Physik nach dem Vordiplom. Die dritte überarbeitete Auflage besticht durch ihre stringente Darstellung und illustriert anschaulich die vielfältigen Anwendungen der statistischen Mechanik. TOC:Grundlagen.- Gleichgewichtsensemble.- Thermodynamik.- Ideale Quanten-Gase.- Reale Gase, Flüssigkeiten und Lösungen.- Magnetismus.- Phasenübergänge, Renormierungsgruppentheorie und Perkolation.- Brownsche Bewegung und Stochastische Bewegungsgleichungen.- Boltzmann-Gleichung.- Irreversibilität und Streben ins Gleichgewicht.- Anhang.- Sachverzeichnis.

Equilibrium Statistical Physics

Author : Michael Plischke
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This book contains solutions to the problems found in Equilibrium Statistical Physics, 2nd Edition, by the same authors.

Statistical Physics I

Author : Morikazu Toda
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Statistical Physics I discusses the fundamentals of equilibrium statistical mechanics, focussing on basic physical aspects. No previous knowledge of thermodynamics or the molecular theory of gases is assumed. Illustrative examples based on simple materials and photon systems elucidate the central ideas and methods.

Statistical Mechanics

Author : G Morandi
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This book covers the foundations of classical thermodynamics, with emphasis on the use of differential forms of classical and quantum statistical mechanics, and also on the foundational aspects. In both contexts, a number of applications are considered in detail, such as the general theory of response, correlations and fluctuations, and classical and quantum spin systems. In the quantum case, a self-contained introduction to path integral methods is given. In addition, the book discusses phase transitions and critical phenomena, with applications to the Landau theory and to the Ginzburg–Landau theory of superconductivity, and also to the phenomenon of Bose condensation and of superfluidity. Finally, there is a careful discussion on the use of the renormalization group in the study of critical phenomena. Request Inspection Copy

Statistical Physics II

Author : Ryogo Kubo
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Statistical Physics II introduces nonequilibrium theories of statistical mechanics from the viewpoint of the fluctuation-disipation theorem. Emphasis is placed on the relaxation from nonequilibrium to equilibrium states, the response of a system to an external disturbance, and general problems involved in deriving a macroscopic physical process from more basic underlying processes. Fundamental concepts and methods are stressed, rather than the numerous individual applications.

Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics

Author : Kurt Binder
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Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics deals with the computer simulation of many-body systems in condensed-matter physics and related fields of physics, chemistry and beyond, to traffic flows, stock market fluctuations, etc.). Using random numbers generated by a computer, probability distributions are calculated, allowing the estimation of the thermodynamic properties of various systems. This book describes the theoretical background to several variants of these Monte Carlo methods and gives a systematic presentation from which newcomers can learn to perform such simulations and to analyze their results. This fourth edition has been updated and a new chapter on Monte Carlo simulation of quantum-mechanical problems has been added. To help students in their work a special web server has been installed to host programs and discussion groups (http://wwwcp.tphys.uni-heidelberg.de). Prof. Binder was the winner of the Berni J. Alder CECAM Award for Computational Physics 2001.

Equilibrium and Non equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Author : Carolyn M. Van Vliet
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This book encompasses our current understanding of the ensemble approach to many-body physics, phase transitions and other thermal phenomena, as well as the quantum foundations of linear response theory, kinetic equations and stochastic processes. It is destined to be a standard text for graduate students, but it will also serve the specialist-researcher in this fascinating field; some more elementary topics have been included in order to make the book self-contained.The historical methods of J Willard Gibbs and Ludwig Boltzmann, applied to the quantum description rather than phase space, are featured. The tools for computations in the microcanonical, canonical and grand-canonical ensembles are carefully developed and then applied to a variety of classical and standard quantum situations. After the language of second quantization has been introduced, strongly interacting systems, such as quantum liquids, superfluids and superconductivity, are treated in detail. For the connoisseur, there is a section on diagrammatic methods and applications.In the second part dealing with non-equilibrium processes, the emphasis is on the quantum foundations of Markovian behaviour and irreversibility via the Pauli-Van Hove master equation. Justifiable linear response expressions and the quantum-Boltzmann approach are discussed and applied to various condensed matter problems. From this basis the Onsager-Casimir relations are derived, together with the mesoscopic master equation, the Langevin equation and the Fokker-Planck truncation procedure. Brownian motion and modern stochastic problems such as fluctuations in optical signals and radiation fields briefly make the round.

Statistical Mechanics

Author : Franz Schwabl
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This completely revised edition of the classical book on Statistical Mechanics covers the basic concepts of equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics. In addition to a deductive approach to equilibrium statistics and thermodynamics based on a single hypothesis this book treats the most important elements of non-equilibrium phenomena. Intermediate calculations are presented in complete detail. Problems at the end of each chapter help students to consolidate their understanding of the material. Beyond the fundamentals, this text demonstrates the breadth of the field and its great variety of applications.

Statistical Physics I

Author : M. Toda
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