## Statistical mechanics: fundamentals and modern applicationsThis book examines the latest developments in statistical mechanics, a branch of physical chemistry and physics that uses statistical techniques to predict the properties and the behavior of chemical and physical systems. It begins with a review of some of the essential concepts and then discusses recent developments in both equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. It covers liquids, phase transitions, renormalization theory, Monte Carlo techniques, and chaos. |

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fundamentals and modern applications Richard E. Wilde, Surjit Singh. All the

thermodynamic quantities can now be obtained. In particular, the

is obtained from Eqs. (3.4) and (3.5) and is given by ...

fundamentals and modern applications Richard E. Wilde, Surjit Singh. All the

thermodynamic quantities can now be obtained. In particular, the

**magnetization**is obtained from Eqs. (3.4) and (3.5) and is given by ...

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But at zero temperature, exp(— 4K) is zero and the

0* . Thus, spontaneous magnetism, or ferromagnetism, can exist in the one-

dimensional Ising model provided that the system is in the thermodynamic limit at

T ...

But at zero temperature, exp(— 4K) is zero and the

**magnetization**is ±1 for H — >0* . Thus, spontaneous magnetism, or ferromagnetism, can exist in the one-

dimensional Ising model provided that the system is in the thermodynamic limit at

T ...

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The transitions from positive to negative

discontinuous or first-order phase transitions. Let us look once again at the one-

dimensional Ising model at T = 0, where the model is in its ground macrostate, ...

The transitions from positive to negative

**magnetization**(H = 0, T < Tc) are calleddiscontinuous or first-order phase transitions. Let us look once again at the one-

dimensional Ising model at T = 0, where the model is in its ground macrostate, ...

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### Contents

Classical Statistical Mechanics | 3 |

Quantum Statistical Mechanics | 45 |

Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena | 83 |

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