CONGRATULATIONS TO HERBERT KROEMER, 2000 NOBEL LAUREATE FOR PHYSICS
For upper-division courses in thermodynamics or statistical mechanics, Kittel and Kroemer offers a modern approach to thermal physics that is based on the idea that all physical systems can be described in terms of their discrete quantum states, rather than drawing on 19th-century classical mechanics concepts.
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Review: Thermal PhysicsUser Review - Scwoolf - Goodreads
Statistical mechanics is probably the most elegant (and useful) physical theory I have encountered: you basically derive all of thermodynamics from scratch (or with the least objectionable set of ... Read full review
Review: Thermal PhysicsUser Review - William - Goodreads
Thermodynamics is ridiculous. It isn't 1870 anymore. Use statistical mechanics. This book starts with statistical mechanics immediately. Use it. Then derive thermodynamics from first principles. Read full review