Equilibrium Statistical Physics, Volume 1

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World Scientific, Jan 1, 1994 - Science - 520 pages
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This 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
Bibliography
495
Index
511
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