By Robert H. Swendsen
development of entropy according to Boltzmann's 1877 definition; this avoids contradictions or advert hoc corrections present in different texts. specific basics offer a traditional grounding for complicated themes, corresponding to black-body radiation and quantum gases. an in depth set of difficulties (solutions are
available for academics during the OUP website), many together with particular computations, improve the center content material by means of probing crucial strategies. The textual content is designed for a two-semester undergraduate path yet will be tailored for one-semester classes emphasizing both point of thermal physics. it's also compatible for graduate study.
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