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by Peter T. Landsberg


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A list of notable textbooks in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, arranged by category and date. Translated by J. Kestin (1956) New York:Academic Press.

A list of notable textbooks in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, arranged by category and date. 2e Kittel, Charles; and Kroemer, Herbert (1980) New York: . 2e (1988) Chichester: Wiley. ISBN 0-471-91532-7, ISBN 0-471-91533-5. 1990) New York: Dover. German Encyclopedia of Mathematical Sciences.

Statistical mechanics are based on ideas from information theory, and the simpler ideal systems are covered in close connection with the thermodynamic treatment

Statistical mechanics are based on ideas from information theory, and the simpler ideal systems are covered in close connection with the thermodynamic treatment. Mathematical steps are displayed in detail, and abundant problems include worked solutions. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Verification that the statistical model specifies a class of ideal quantum gases 1. The heat capacities 1. The classical approximation 1. Classical statistical mechanics: the equipartition theorem 1. An interpretation of the formula.

Statistical mechanics are based on ideas from information theory, and the simpler ideal systems are covered in close connection with the thermodynamic treatment. Mathematical steps are displayed in detail, and abundant problems include worked solutions

Peter T. Landsberg (1922–2010) taught at University College Cardiff from 1959 to 1971 and held the chair in Applied .

Peter T. Landsberg (1922–2010) taught at University College Cardiff from 1959 to 1971 and held the chair in Applied Mathematics at the University of Southampton from 1982 to 1987.

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics book.

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics - Peter T. Landsberg. Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, Peter T. And. Statistical mechanics. Dover publications, inc. Mineola, new york. Bibliographical Note. p. cm. An unabridged and corrected republication of the work originally published in 1978 by Oxford University Press, Oxford, England - . Includes bibliographical references and index. eISBN-13: 978-0-486-16758-9.

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by Peter T. series Dover Books on Physics. Statistical mechanics are based on ideas from information theory, and the simpler ideal systems are covered in close connection with the thermodynamic treatment.

Exceptionally articulate treatment combines precise mathematical style with strong physical intuition. Wide range of applications includes negative temperatures, negative heat capacities, special and general relativistic effects, black hole thermodynamics, gravitational collapse, more. Over 100 problems with worked solutions. Advanced undergraduate, graduate level. Table of applications. Useful formulas and other data.

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Alsanadar
OK, but dated. The book is mostly statistical mechanics. I wish there was a more detailed treatment of classical thermo. The book is typed manuscript and is not as easy to read as one that is type-set. It is an advanced text and may not be for beginners.
Whitemaster
Book is typed with equations often inline. This makes it unnecessarily hard to read. Author states things with a mathematical formalisn that adds nothing to the material and makes it a little more complicated to read. Never-the-less book contains usedul material.
Sataxe
Words from the Author :
"For those who are fascinated by the interaction between Physics and Mathematics, several unusual points of interest are raised."
These points of interest encompass (among others):
(1) Thermodynamics relationships between Arithmetic and Geometric Means,
(2) Entropy Increase and Equivalence Classes,
(3) Gibbs Phase Rule and Euler's Formula.
Thus, upon reading the preface one soon ascertains that this will be an unusual--if not, challenging-- textbook.
And, if the preface is not sufficient to whet the appetite, note Appendix D (45 Pages) exhibiting full Solutions to many Problems.
But, before utilizing the entire scope of this textbook, I do suggest glancing at Chapter Four: Mathematical Review (Preview ?).
If Chapter Four (Pages 26-33) proceeds with but little difficulty, then the textbook should be approachable in its entirety.
(Of course, Calculus, as such, should be firmly in hand before opening to the first page of the first chapter !).
This is a remarkable textbook. Be forewarned, much here will be accomplished in style sufficiently innovative as to be
at odds with many of the more familiar offerings (that is, the popular undergraduate textbooks).That being said, I found the
text to be far superior (especially in its first 120 Pages--Thermodynamics) to many of those so-called popular textbooks.
We read :
(1) "The numbering of the Laws of Thermodynamics is result of historical accident." (Page 23).
(2) "The Second Law...here, the first indication that the direction in which processes can go will play a part..." (Page 36).
(3) "The word 'Potential' in the term 'chemical potential' reflects the tendency for systems to adopt states of the lowest
admissible chemical potential, there being an analogy with potential energy." (Page 93).
(4) "...these analogies lead one to the so-called Weiss Theory of Ferromagnetism." (Page 105).
(5) "...this shows that whereas equilibrium entails detailed balance, the converse does not hold." (Page 120).
The above lines, a random sampling from the first Eight Chapters, offers concentration on Thermodynamics.
We learn, early on, of Extensive and Intensive Variables (Page 20 ) and, thereafter, careful explication of such.
We learn, early on, of Caratheodory's Formulation of the Second Law. (Page 35).
The discussion of Chemical Potential, Section 7.2 (Pages 80-82) provides delightful qualitative excursion.
The brief introduction to Ferromagnetism and Critical Exponents (Pages 104-109) is,yet, another highlight.
An enormous amount of thoughtful (mathematical and physical) material spans the first 120 Pages:Thermodynamics.
Second Part: Statistical Mechanics (comprising 230 Pages):
We read:
(1) "...Entropy corresponds to a kind of statistical spread..." (Page 125: Note, the lovely introduction of Convex Functions, Page 130).
(2) "The word 'partition function' expresses vaguely what is clear from the equations, that these quantities can be partitioned into sums
of a particular type." (Page 137). Also, Section 9.5.1 will give a rapid-fire, two-page review of Quantum Mechanics.
Fluctuations: first encountered Page 151 ( Problem 9.8), serving as precursor to second encounter, Chapter Sixteen on Fluctuations !
Fermions and Bosons, demarcated, Pages 155-157. Occupation numbers for localized spins lucidly expounded Section 10.3 (Pp. 60-64).
Phase Space structure for a paramagnet is as lucid a discussion ( three pages) as one might hope for at an elementary vantage-point.
If your propensity is to heat pumps, engines and the like, fear not, they arrive at the end of Chapter Ten.
Chapter Eleven encapsulated thus: "...replace summations by integrations." (Page 181, Page 189).
A Table (Page 201) summarizes the content of Chapter Twelve : Density of State Functions.
Chapter Thirteen, Blackbody Radiation, a tour-de-force of exposition. Study this chapter assiduously.
Chapter Fifteen, Fermi Systems, concludes with discussion of Black Holes (six pages) and Lasers (two pages).
You will be introduced to utilization of Gamma Function and Riemann-Zeta Function, herein Pages 274-277.
Next up, Chapter Sixteen: Fluctuations. Another tour-de-force. A highlight: discrete energy levels without quantization !
Also, Bose-Einstein and Einstein's Theory of Brownian Movement espoused. Terse, but enriching, exposition.
The text concludes with foundational issues and a glance into Solar Cells, Relativistic considerations and Symmetry.
Finally, we read:
(1) "Approximations are always needed to give statistical mechanical descriptions of real systems." (Page 338).
(2) "The word 'order' has,of course, to be used with care." (Page 358).
Appendices are quite informative (among them): Information Theory, Lagrange Multipliers, Solid Angles.
Suggestions for further reading and bibliographic notes conclude the textbook.
Much more awaits the prospective reader. The problems are exceptional. Solutions to most provided.
The typography is a bit distracting. Happily, one overlooks that minor quibble.
Otherwise, a fine resource--Instructors please take note--innovations abound !
A bit more mathematical (axiomatic) than others at this same level (undergraduate).
First, study Adkins (Equilibrium Thermodynamics). Second, study this tome. Finally, study E.H. Lieb's papers.
If wanting to make sense of it all, the trilogy (Adkins, Landsberg, Lieb)
will provide insight at increasing levels of abstraction.
Akelevar
This is a curious book. It starts with a set of axioms wherefrom all thermodynamics should follow up. But, at least to me, these axioms are too vaguely stated, in a highly abstract setting (set theory). When I follow the derivations, again, I am not convinced that everything follows from the axioms. Axiomatic expositions of thermodynamics are OK: I think the first chapters of Stellar Structure by S. Chandrasekhar is an extremely good course of Thermodynamics using the Caratheodory axiomatics, as is the article by Lande' in the old Handbuch der Physik. Perhaps Landsberg should have used more words, or examples, to illustrate his axioms and derivations therefrom. Also, the thermodynamics of equillibrium radiation is treated too briefly by the trick of mirrored walls. One needs the help of other texts for understanding the arguments. The choice of topics is excellent. Locally it is a very good book. Perhaps a new introductory chapter should solve the problems I met.
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics download epub
Physics
Author: Peter T. Landsberg
ISBN: 0198511426
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Physics
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (June 7, 1979)
Pages: 476 pages