Statistical Mechanics: A Set of Lectures

Statistical Mechanics: A Set of Lectures

by Richard P. Feynman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201360764

ISBN-13: 9780201360769

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Westview Press


Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the physics of condensed matter. This book provides a concise introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of difficult topics, while challenging the student to reflect upon as yet unanswered questions.  See more details below

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Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the physics of condensed matter. This book provides a concise introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of difficult topics, while challenging the student to reflect upon as yet unanswered questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201360769
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Advanced Book Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword                                                            v
Acknowledgments xi
Chapter 1 Introduction to StatisticalMechanics 1
Chapter 2 Density Matrices 39
Chapter 3 Path Integrals 72
Chapter 4 Classical System of N Particles 97
Chapter 5 Order-Disorder Theory 127
Chapter 6 Creation and Annihilation Operators 151
Chapter 7 Spin Waves 198
Chapter 8 Polaron Problem 221
Chapter 9 Electron Gas in a Metal 242
Chapter 10 Superconductivity 265
Chapter 11 Superfluidity 312
Index 351

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