Statistical Mechanics: Rigorous Results

Statistical Mechanics: Rigorous Results

by David Ruelle
     
 

This classic book marks the beginning of an era of vigorous mathematical progress in equilibrium statistical mechanics. Its treatment of the infinite system limit has not been superseded, and the discussion of thermodynamic functions and states remains basic for more recent work. The conceptual foundation provided by the Rigorous Results remains invaluable for the… See more details below

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This classic book marks the beginning of an era of vigorous mathematical progress in equilibrium statistical mechanics. Its treatment of the infinite system limit has not been superseded, and the discussion of thermodynamic functions and states remains basic for more recent work. The conceptual foundation provided by the Rigorous Results remains invaluable for the study of the spectacular developments of statistical mechanics in the second half of the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810238629
Publisher:
Imperial College Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Thermodynamic Behavior. Ensembles1
2The Thermodynamic Limit for Thermodynamic Functions: Lattice Systems13
3The Thermodynamic Limit for Thermodynamic Functions: Continuous Systems29
4Low Density Expansions and Correlation Functions71
5The Problem of Phase Transitions108
6Group Invariance of Physical States145
7The States of Statistical Mechanics168
AppSome Mathematical Tools198
References210
Index217

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