## Equilibrium Statistical PhysicsThis textbook concentrates on modern topics in statistical physics with an emphasis on strongly interacting condensed matter systems. The book is self-contained and is suitable for beginning graduate students in physics and materials science or undergraduates who have taken an introductory course in statistical mechanics. Phase transitions and critical phenomena are discussed in detail including mean field and Landau theories and the renormalization group approach. The theories are applied to a number of interesting systems such as magnets, liquid crystals, polymers, membranes, interacting Bose and Fermi fluids; disordered systems, percolation and spin of equilibrium concepts are also discussed. Computer simulations of condensed matter systems by Monte Carlo-based and molecular dynamics methods are treated. |

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### Contents

Review of Thermodynamics | 1 |

Statistical Ensembles | 29 |

Mean Field and Landau Theory | 61 |

Dense Gases and Liquids | 123 |

Critical Phenomena I | 163 |

The Renormalization Group | 217 |

Simulations | 271 |

Polymers and Membranes | 301 |

Quantum Fluids | 339 |

Linear Response Theory | 377 |

Disordered Systems | 429 |

Occupation Number Representation | 481 |

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Equilibrium Statistical Physics: Second Edition Michael Plischke,Birger Bergersen Limited preview - 1994 |

Equilibrium Statistical Physics: Third Edition Michael Plischke,Birger Bergersen Limited preview - 2006 |

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approach approximation assume atoms Bose gas calculation canonical ensemble chain Chapter chemical potential cluster coefficients configuration Consider correlation function correlation length corresponding coupling constants critical behavior critical exponents critical point critical temperature define density derive dimensionality dimensions discussion disordered distribution function eigenvalues electron entropy equation equilibrium example expansion expectation value expression Fermi fermions Figure finite fixed point fluctuations fluid Gaussian given grand canonical Hamiltonian Heisenberg model Helmholtz free energy ideal gas integral interaction internal energy Ising model linear liquid magnetic field mean field theory membranes method molecules Monte Carlo nearest-neighbor number of particles obtain one-dimensional operators order parameter pair partition function percolation phase transition polymer problem recursion relations renormalization group scaling Section self-avoiding simulation single-particle specific heat square lattice statistical superfluid surface symmetry thermal thermodynamic limit tricritical tricritical point variables virial volume wave functions wave vector zero