## Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal PhysicsAll macroscopic systems consist ultimately of atoms obeying the laws of quantum mechanics. That premise forms the basis for this comprehensive text, intended for a first upper-level course in statistical and thermal physics. Reif emphasizes that the combination of microscopic concepts with some statistical postulates leads readily to conclusions on a purely macroscopic level. The authors writing style and penchant for description energize interest in condensed matter physics as well as provide a conceptual grounding with information that is crystal clear and memorable. |

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User Review - JJMAlmeida - LibraryThingNever mind that this book was published in the mid '60s (before I was even born); if you must choose one book to learn from, choose this one. It is so concise, so well thought out that I have yet to ... Read full review

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### Contents

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Statistical Thermodynamics
| 87 |

Macroscopic Parameters and Their Measurement
| 128 |

Simple Applications of Macroscopic Thermodynamics
| 152 |

Basic Methods and Results of Statistical Mechanics
| 201 |

Simple Applications of Statistical Mechanics
| 237 |

Equilibrium between Phases or Chemical Species
| 288 |

Elementary Kinetic Theory of Transport Processes
| 461 |

Transport Theory Using the RelaxationTime Approximation
| 494 |

NearExact Formulation of Transport Theory
| 516 |

Irreversible Processes and Fluctuations
| 548 |

Appendices | 605 |

Numerical Constants
| 629 |

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Answers to Selected Problems
| 637 |