Statistical Mechanics: From First Principles to Macroscopic Phenomena by J. Woods Halley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (December 4, 2006) | ISBN: 052182575X | Pages: 296 | PDF | 2 MB
Based on the author's graduate course taught over many years in several physics departments, this book takes a 'reductionist' view of statistical mechanics, while describing the main ideas and methods underlying its applications. It implicitly assumes that the physics of complex systems as observed is connected to fundamental physical laws represented at the molecular level by Newtonian mechanics or quantum mechanics.