## 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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In the former case, /(e) = 1, whereas in the latter case it equals

Figure 2.2. This figure shows the Pauli principle at work. There can never be

more than one particle in any orbital, characterized by e and a given spin

component ...

In the former case, /(e) = 1, whereas in the latter case it equals

**zero**, as shown inFigure 2.2. This figure shows the Pauli principle at work. There can never be

more than one particle in any orbital, characterized by e and a given spin

component ...

Page 91

The magnetization should be

continually making transitions from the spin-up microstate to the spin-down

microstate owing to spontaneous fluctuations. In a finite system, the lifetime of

these ...

The magnetization should be

**zero**in this ground macrostate. The system iscontinually making transitions from the spin-up microstate to the spin-down

microstate owing to spontaneous fluctuations. In a finite system, the lifetime of

these ...

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In the general case, the magnetization is assumed to go to

t < 0, |f| < 1 (3.34) where j8 (unrelated to l/kRT) here stands for a critical exponent,

and B is the critical amplitude. In general, the critical exponent can be ...

In the general case, the magnetization is assumed to go to

**zero**as M « BW H = 0,t < 0, |f| < 1 (3.34) where j8 (unrelated to l/kRT) here stands for a critical exponent,

and B is the critical amplitude. In general, the critical exponent can be ...

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### Contents

Classical Statistical Mechanics | 3 |

Quantum Statistical Mechanics | 45 |

Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena | 83 |

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