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Statistical mechanics of solids / Louis A. Girifalco.

By: Girifalco, L. A. (Louis A.)Material type: TextTextSeries: Monographs on the physics and chemistry of materials ; 58.Publication details: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000. Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 519 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1429403764; 9781429403764; 9780198028116; 0198028113Subject(s): Solids -- Mathematical models | Statistical mechanics | Solides -- Modèles mathématiques | Mécanique statistique | SCIENCE -- Physics -- Condensed Matter | Solids -- Mathematical models | Statistical mechanicsGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Statistical mechanics of solids.DDC classification: 530.4/1 LOC classification: QC176 | .G54 2000ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
1 The Basics of Thermodynamics; 2 Principles of Statistical Mechanics; 3 Particle Statistics; 4 The Harmonic Crystal; 5 Anharmonic Properties and the Equation of State; 6 Free Electron Theory in Metals and Semiconductors; 7 Statistical-Kinetic Theory of Electron Transport; 8 Order-Disorder Alloys; 9 Magnetic Order; 10 Phase Equilibria; 11 Critical Exponents and the Renormalization Group; 12 Surfaces and Interfaces; 13 The Theory of Random Flight; 14 Linear Polymer Chains; 15 Vacancies and Interstitials in Monatomic Crystals; 16 Point Defects in Dilute Alloys
17 Diffusion in Simple CrystalsAppendix 1 Combinatorial Problems in Statistical Mechanics; Appendix 2 The Method of Undetermined Multipliers; Appendix 3 Stirling's Approximation; Appendix 4 Sums and Integrals; Appendix 5 Fermi Integrals; Appendix 6 Kirkwood's Second Moment; Appendix 7 The Generalized Lattice Gas; Appendix 8 Dyadics and Crystal Symmetry; Additional Readings; Index
Summary: Suitable for use as an advanced text, this monograph presents the statistical mechanics of solids from the perspective of the material properties of the solid state.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-508) and index.

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1 The Basics of Thermodynamics; 2 Principles of Statistical Mechanics; 3 Particle Statistics; 4 The Harmonic Crystal; 5 Anharmonic Properties and the Equation of State; 6 Free Electron Theory in Metals and Semiconductors; 7 Statistical-Kinetic Theory of Electron Transport; 8 Order-Disorder Alloys; 9 Magnetic Order; 10 Phase Equilibria; 11 Critical Exponents and the Renormalization Group; 12 Surfaces and Interfaces; 13 The Theory of Random Flight; 14 Linear Polymer Chains; 15 Vacancies and Interstitials in Monatomic Crystals; 16 Point Defects in Dilute Alloys

17 Diffusion in Simple CrystalsAppendix 1 Combinatorial Problems in Statistical Mechanics; Appendix 2 The Method of Undetermined Multipliers; Appendix 3 Stirling's Approximation; Appendix 4 Sums and Integrals; Appendix 5 Fermi Integrals; Appendix 6 Kirkwood's Second Moment; Appendix 7 The Generalized Lattice Gas; Appendix 8 Dyadics and Crystal Symmetry; Additional Readings; Index

Suitable for use as an advanced text, this monograph presents the statistical mechanics of solids from the perspective of the material properties of the solid state.

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