Basics of Statistical Physics by Harald J W Müller-Kirsten

By Harald J W Müller-Kirsten

Statistics hyperlinks microscopic and macroscopic phenomena, and calls for therefore various microscopic components like atoms. the implications are values of extreme likelihood or of averaging.

This advent to statistical physics concentrates at the uncomplicated rules, and makes an attempt to provide an explanation for those basically supplemented by means of various examples. those simple ideas contain the variation among classical and quantum facts, a priori possibilities as relating to degeneracies, the very important point of indistinguishability compared with distinguishability in classical physics, the diversities among conserved and non-conserved components, different methods of counting preparations within the 3 information (Maxwell–Boltzmann, Fermi–Dirac, Bose–Einstein), the variation among maximization of the variety of preparations of parts, and averaging within the Darwin–Fowler method.

Significant functions to solids, radiation and electrons in metals are taken care of in separate chapters, in addition to Bose–Einstein condensation. This revised moment variation comprises an extra bankruptcy at the Boltzmann shipping equation in addition to applicable functions. additionally, extra examples were additional all through, in addition to additional references to literature.


  • Introduction
  • Statistical Mechanics of a terrific fuel (Maxwell)
  • The A Priori Probability
  • Classical information (Maxwell–Boltzmann)
  • Entropy
  • Quantum Statistics
  • Exact kind of Distribution Functions
  • Application to Radiation (Light Quanta)
  • Debye thought of particular warmth of Solids
  • Electrons in Metals
  • Limitations of the previous idea — development with Ensemble Method
  • Averaging rather than Maximization, and Bose–Einstein Condensation
  • The Boltzmann shipping Equation

Readership: complex undergraduates, graduate scholars and lecturers drawn to statistical physics.

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