ISBN-10:
1420079026
ISBN-13:
9781420079029
Pub. Date:
10/16/2009
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Statistical Physic / Edition 2

Statistical Physic / Edition 2

by Kerson Huang

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420079029
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/16/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kerson Huang is Professor of Physics, Emeritus at MIT. Since retiring from active teaching, Dr. Huang has been engaged in biophysics research.

Table of Contents

A Macroscopic View of Matter

Viewing the World at Different Scales

Thermodynamics

The Thermodynamic Limit

Thermodynamic Transformations

Classic Ideal Gas

First Law of Thermodynamics

Magnetic Systems

Heat and Entropy

The Heat Equations

Applications to Ideal Gas

Carnot Cycle

Second Law of Thermodynamics

Absolute Temperature

Temperature as Integrating Factor

Entropy

Entropy of Ideal Gas

The Limits of Thermodynamics

Using Thermodynamics

The Energy Equation

Some Measurable Coefficients

Entropy and Loss

TS Diagram

Condition for Equilibrium

Helmholtz Free Energy

Gibbs Potential

Maxwell Relations

Chemical Potential

Phase Transitions

First-Order Phase Transition

Condition for Phase Coexistence

Clapeyron Equation

Van der Waals Equation of State

Virial Expansion

Critical Point

Maxwell Construction

Scaling

Nucleation and Spinodal Decomposition

The Statistical Approach

The Atomic View

Random Walk

Phase Space

Distribution Function

Ergodic Hypothesis

Statistical Ensemble

Microcanonical Ensemble

Correct Boltzmann Counting

Distribution Entropy: Boltzmann’s H

The Most Probable Distribution

Information Theory: Shannon Entropy

Maxwell–Boltzmann Distribution

Determining the Parameters

Pressure of Ideal Gas

Equipartition of Energy

Distribution of Speed

Entropy

Derivation of Thermodynamics

Fluctuations

The Boltzmann Factor

Time’s Arrow

Transport Phenomena

Collisionless and Hydrodynamic Regimes

Maxwell’s Demon

Nonviscous Hydrodynamics

Sound Wave

Diffusion

Heat Conduction

Viscosity

Navier–Stokes Equation

Canonical Ensemble

Review of the Microcanonical Ensemble

Classical Canonical Ensemble

The Partition Function

Connection with Thermodynamics

Energy Fluctuations

Minimization of Free Energy

Classical Ideal Gas

Grand Canonical Ensemble

The Particle Reservoir

Grand Partition Function

Number Fluctuations

Connection with Thermodynamics

Parametric Equation of State and Virial Expansion

Critical Fluctuations

Pair Creation

Noise

Thermal Fluctuations

Nyquist Noise

Brownian Motion

Einstein’s Theory

Diffusion

Einstein’s Relation

Molecular Reality

Fluctuation and Dissipation

Brownian Motion of the Stock Market

Stochastic Processes

Randomness and Probability

Binomial Distribution

Poisson Distribution

Gaussian Distribution

Central Limit Theorem

Shot Noise

Time-Series Analysis

Ensemble of Paths

Ensemble Average

Power Spectrum and Correlation Function

Signal and Noise

Transition Probabilities

Markov Process

Fokker–Planck Equation

The Monte Carlo Method

Simulation of the Ising Model

The Langevin Equation

The Equation and Solution

Energy Balance

Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem

Diffusion Coefficient and Einstein’s Relation

Transition Probability: Fokker–Planck Equation

Heating by Stirring: Forced Oscillator in Medium

Quantum Statistics

Thermal Wavelength

Identical Particles

Occupation Numbers

Spin

Microcanonical Ensemble

Fermi Statistics

Bose Statistics

Determining the Parameters

Pressure

Entropy

Free Energy

Equation of State

Classical Limit

Quantum Ensembles

Incoherent Superposition of States

Density Matrix

Canonical Ensemble (Quantum-Mechanical)

Grand Canonical Ensemble (Quantum-Mechanical)

Occupation Number Fluctuations

Photon Bunching

The Fermi Gas

Fermi Energy

Ground State

Fermi Temperature

Low-Temperature Properties

Particles and Holes

Electrons in Solids

Semiconductors

The Bose Gas

Photons

Bose Enhancement

Phonons

Debye Specific Heat

Electronic Specific Heat

Conservation of Particle Number

Bose–Einstein Condensation

Macroscopic Occupation

The Condensate

Equation of State

Specific Heat

How a Phase Is Formed

Liquid Helium

The Order Parameter

The Essence of Phase Transitions

Ginsburg–Landau Theory

Relation to Microscopic Theory

Functional Integration and Differentiation

Second-Order Phase Transition

Mean-Field Theory

Critical Exponents

The Correlation Length

First-Order Phase Transition

Cahn–Hilliard Equation

Superfluidity

Condensate Wave Function

Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking

Mean-Field Theory

Observation of Bose–Einstein Condensation

Quantum Phase Coherence

Superfluid Flow

Phonons: Goldstone Mode

Superconductivity

Meissner Effect

Magnetic Flux Quantum

Josephson Junction

DC Josephson Effect

AC Josephson Effect

Time-Dependent Vector Potential

The SQUID

Broken Symmetry

Appendix

Index

Problems appear at the end of each chapter.

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… suitable for advanced engineering study in an engineering or physics curriculum. … The problems at the end of each chapter and the discussion of applications will help students grasp many difficult concepts. … very readable and should be considered for an undergraduate program or by people wanting to learn about statistical physics.
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 3, May/June 2011

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