By Harald J W Müller-Kirsten

Statistics hyperlinks microscopic and macroscopic phenomena, and calls for as a result lots of microscopic parts like atoms. the consequences are values of utmost chance or of averaging.

This creation to statistical physics concentrates at the simple rules, and makes an attempt to give an explanation for those purely supplemented by way of various examples. those easy rules comprise the adaptation among classical and quantum information, a priori percentages as on the topic of degeneracies, the important point of indistinguishability compared with distinguishability in classical physics, the diversities among conserved and non-conserved components, different methods of counting preparations within the 3 records (Maxwell–Boltzmann, Fermi–Dirac, Bose–Einstein), the adaptation among maximization of the variety of preparations of parts, and averaging within the Darwin–Fowler method.

Significant functions to solids, radiation and electrons in metals are taken care of in separate chapters, in addition to Bose–Einstein condensation. This revised moment version comprises an extra bankruptcy at the Boltzmann shipping equation besides acceptable functions. additionally, extra examples were further all through, in addition to extra references to literature.


  • Introduction
  • Statistical Mechanics of an awesome fuel (Maxwell)
  • The A Priori Probability
  • Classical facts (Maxwell–Boltzmann)
  • Entropy
  • Quantum Statistics
  • Exact kind of Distribution Functions
  • Application to Radiation (Light Quanta)
  • Debye concept of particular warmth of Solids
  • Electrons in Metals
  • Limitations of the previous conception — development with Ensemble Method
  • Averaging rather than Maximization, and Bose–Einstein Condensation
  • The Boltzmann delivery Equation

Readership: complex undergraduates, graduate scholars and teachers drawn to statistical physics.

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