## 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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The chapter closes with two more applications of quantum statistics. 2.2

ESSENTIALS OF

section is a review of quantum theory using Dirac's bra and ket vector notation (

Dirac, ...

The chapter closes with two more applications of quantum statistics. 2.2

ESSENTIALS OF

**QUANTUM MECHANICS**2.2.1 Dirac Bra and Ket Vectors Thissection is a review of quantum theory using Dirac's bra and ket vector notation (

Dirac, ...

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Here [ !H , G(t)] = J-CG(t) — G(t)3~C is a

bracket, which is the

bracket, Eq. (1.129). 2.2.3 Pure and Mixed States

differs ...

Here [ !H , G(t)] = J-CG(t) — G(t)3~C is a

**quantum**mechanical commutatorbracket, which is the

**quantum**mechanical analogue of the classical Poissonbracket, Eq. (1.129). 2.2.3 Pure and Mixed States

**Quantum**statistical**mechanics**differs ...

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One averaging is due to the probabilistic nature of

other is due to the lack of knowledge of the microscopic properties of the system.

Third, identical particles are considered indistinguishable in

One averaging is due to the probabilistic nature of

**quantum mechanics**and theother is due to the lack of knowledge of the microscopic properties of the system.

Third, identical particles are considered indistinguishable in

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### Contents

Classical Statistical Mechanics | 3 |

Quantum Statistical Mechanics | 45 |

Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena | 83 |

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