Statistical mechanics: fundamentals and modern applications

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This 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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Classical Statistical Mechanics
Quantum Statistical Mechanics
Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

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RICHARD E. WILDE, PhD, is a professor emeritus of chemistry at Texas Tech University. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry, the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of AAAS. SURJIT SINGH, PhD, is a research scientist with the SubPicosecond and Quantum Radiation Laboratory at Texas Tech University. He is a member of the American Physical Society and the Indian Physics Association.

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