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Introduction To Statistical Thermodynamics (86 Edition)

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"A large number of exercises of a broad range of difficulty make this book even more useful…a good addition to the literature on thermodynamics at the undergraduate level." — Philosophical Magazine

Although written on an introductory level, this wide-ranging text provides extensive coverage of topics of current interest in equilibrium statistical mechanics. Indeed, certain traditional topics are given somewhat condensed treatment to allow room for a survey of more recent advances.

The book is divided into four major sections. Part I deals with the principles of quantum statistical mechanics and includes discussions of energy levels, states and eigenfunctions, degeneracy and other topics. Part II examines systems composed of independent molecules or of other independent subsystems. Topics range from ideal monatomic gas and monatomic crystals to polyatomic gas and configuration of polymer molecules and rubber elasticity. An examination of systems of interacting molecules comprises the nine chapters in Part Ill, reviewing such subjects as lattice statistics, imperfect gases and dilute liquid solutions. Part IV covers quantum statistics and includes sections on Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics, photon gas and free-volume theories of quantum liquids.

Each chapter includes problems varying in difficulty — ranging from simple numerical exercises to small-scale "research" propositions. In addition, supplementary reading lists for each chapter invite students to pursue the subject at a more advanced level. Readers are assumed to have studied thermodynamics, calculus, elementary differential equations and elementary quantum mechanics.

Because of the flexibility of the chapter arrangements, this book especially lends itself to use in a one-or two-semester graduate course in chemistry, a one-semester senior or graduate course in physics or an introductory course in statistical mechanics.

Synopsis:

Excellent basic text offers wide-ranging coverage of quantum statistical mechanics, systems of interacting molecules, quantum statistics, more.

Synopsis:

Part I deals with principles of quantum statistical mechanics. Part II examines systems composed of independent molecules or of other independent subsystems. Part III considers systems of interacting molecules and Part IV covers quantum statistics and includes sections on Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einste

Synopsis:

Four-part treatment covers principles of quantum statistical mechanics, systems composed of independent molecules or other independent subsystems, and systems of interacting molecules, concluding with a consideration of quantum statistics.

Synopsis:

Part I deals with principles of quantum statistical mechanics. Part II examines systems composed of independent molecules or other independent subsystems. Part III considers systems of interacting molecules, and Part IV covers quantum statistics and includes sections on Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics, photon gas, and free-volume theories of quantum liquids.

Table of Contents

PART I. PRINCIPLES OF QUANTUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS

CHAPTER 1. STATISTICAL-MECHANICAL ENSEMBLES AND THERMODYNAMICS

1-1 Introduction

1-2 Ensembles and postulates

1-3 Canonical ensemble

1-4 Canonical ensemble and thermodynamics

1-5 Grand canonical ensemble

1-6 Micronomical ensemble

1-7 Other ensembles

CHAPTER 2. FURTHER DISCUSSION OF ENSEMBLES AND THERMODYNAMICS

2-1 Fluctuations

2-2 Thermodynamic equivalence of ensembles

2-3 Second law of thermodynamics

2-4 Third law of thermodynamics

PART II. SYSTEMS COMPOSED OF INDEPENDENT MOLECULES OR SUBSYSTEMS AND INDISTINGUISHABLE MOLECULES OR SUBSYSTEMS

CHAPTER 3. GENERAL RELATIONS FOR INDEPENDENT DISTINGUISHABLE AND INDISTINGUISHABLE MOLECULES OR SUBSYSTEMS

3-1 Independent and distinguishable molecules or subsystems

3-2 Independent and indistinguishable molecules or subsystems

3-3 Energy distribution among independent molecules

3-4 "Ensembles" of small, independent "systems"

CHAPTER 4. IDEAL MONATOMIC GAS

4-1 Energy levels and canonical ensemble partion function

4-2 Thermodynamic functions

4-3 Grand ensemble and others

4-4 Internal degrees of freedom

CHAPTER 5. MONATOMIC CRYSTALS

5-1 Einstien model of a monatomic crystal

5-2 General treatment of molecular vibrations in a monatomic crystal

5-3 The Debye approximation

5-4 Exact treatments of the frequency distribution problem

CHAPTER 6. CLASSICAL STATISTICAL MECHANICS

6-1 Introductory examples

6-2 More general systems

6-3 Phase space and ensembles in classical statistics

6-4 Maxwell-Boltzmann velocity distribution

"CHAPTER 7. INTRODUCTION TO LATTICE STATISTICS: ADSORPTION, BINDING, AND TITRATION PROBLEMS"

7-1 Ideal lattice gas (Langmiur adsorption theory)

7-2 Grand partition function for a single independent site or subsystem

7-3 Systems composed of independent and indistinguishable subsystems

7-4 Elasticity of and adsorption on a linear polymer chain

CHAPTER 8. IDEAL DIATOMIC GAS

8-1 Independence of degrees of freedom

8-2 Vibration

8-3 Rotation

8-4 Thermodynamic functions

CHAPTER 9. IDEAL POLYATOMIC GAS

9-1 Potential energy surface

9-2 Vibration

9-3 Rotation

9-4 Thermodynamic functions

9-5 Hindred internal rotation in ethane

9-6 Hindred translation on a surface

CHAPTER 10. CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM IN IDEAL GAS MIXTURES

10-1 General relations

10-2 Statistical derivation in a special case

10-3 Fluctuations in a simple chemical equilibrium

10-4 Examples of chemical equilibria

CHAPTER 11. THE RATE OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS IN IDEAL GAS MIXTURES

11-1 Potential surfaces

11-2 Absolute rate theory

11-3 A nonchemical application of the Eyring theory

CHAPTER 12. IDEAL GAS IN AN ELECTRIC FIELD

12-1 Thermodynamic background

12-2 Statistical-mechanical background

12-3 Dilute gas in an electric field

12-4 Lattice of noninteracting magnetic dipoles

CHAPTER 13. CONFIGURATION OF POLYMER MOLECULES AND RUBBER ELASTICITY

13-1 Freely jointed chain

13-2 Gaussian probability distribution for free polymer molecules

13-3 Rubber elasticity

PART III. SYSTEMS OF INTERACTING MOLECULES

CHAPTER 14. LATTICE STATISTICS

14-1 One-dimensional lattice gas (adsorption)

14-2 Elasticity of a linear polymer chain

14-3 Two-dimensional square lattice

14-4 Bragg-Williams approximation

14-5 Quasi-chemical approximation

14-6 First-order phase transitions

CHAPTER 15. IMPERFECT GASES

15-1 Virial expansion of a one-component gas

15-2 One-component classical monatomic gas

15-3 Two-component imperfect gas

15-4 Imperfect gas near a surface

15-5 Imperfect gas in an electric field

CHAPTER 16. APPROXIMATE CELL AND HOLE THEORIES OF THE LIQUID STATE

16-1 The van der Waals equation of state

16-2 Cell theories of liquids

16-3 Hole theories of liquids

16-4 Law of corresponding states

CHAPTER 17. DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS IN CLASSICAL MONATOMIC FLUIDS

17-1 Radial distribution function

17-2 Relation of thermodynamic functions to g( r )

17-3 Integral equation for g(r;x)

17-4 Formal definition of distribution functions

17-5 Surface tension

CHAPTER 18. DILUTE ELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS AND PLASMAS

18-1 Debye-Hückel theory

18-2 Kirkwood theory of solutions

18-3 Electrolyte solutions

CHAPTER 19. DILUTE LIQUID SOLUTIONS

19-1 McMillan-Mayer solution theory

19-2 Applications of the McMillan-Mayer theory

19-3 Constant pressure solution theory

CHAPTER 20. THEORY OF CONCENTRATED SOLUTIONS

20-1 Lattice theory of solutions

20-2 Cell theories of binary solutions

20-3 "Random-mixing, corresponding-states theory "

20-4 Conformal solution theory

CHAPTER 21. POLYMER AND POLYELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS AND GELS

21-1 Wall theory of rubber elasticity

21-2 Flory-Hugging polymer solution theory

21-3 Swelling of polymer gels

21-4 Swelling of polyelectrolyte gels

21-5 Isolated polymer or polyelectrolyte molecules in solution

21-6 Second Virial coefficient in polymer and polyelectrolyte solutions

CHAPTER 22. QUANTUM STATISTICS

22-1 Introduction to Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics

22-2 Ideal Fermi-Dirac gas; electrons in metals

22-3 Ideal Bose-Einstein gas; helium

22-4 Blackbody radiation (photon gas)

22-5 Quantum statistics with intermolecular interactions

22-6 The factors hn and N! in classical statistics

22-7 Free-volume theories of quantum liquids

22-8 Gas of symmetrical diatomic modules at low temperatures

APPENDIX I. Natural Constants

APPENDIX II. Maximum-Term Method

APPENDIX III. Method of Undetermined Multipliers

APPENDIX IV. The Lennard-Jones Potential

APPENDIX V. Normal Coordinate Analysis in a Special Case

APPENDIX VI. Vibrational Frequency Distribution in a Solid Continuum

APPENDIX VII. Generalized Coordinates

INDEX

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ISBN:
9780486652429
Author:
Hill, Terrell L.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Hill, Terrell L.
Author:
Physics
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Thermodynamics
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Chemistry - Physical & Theoretical
Subject:
Chemistry | Physical Chemistry
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Series Volume:
no. 37
Publication Date:
19870131
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
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Yes
Pages:
544
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8.5 x 5.38 in 1.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Excellent basic text offers wide-ranging coverage of quantum statistical mechanics, systems of interacting molecules, quantum statistics, more.

"Synopsis" by , Part I deals with principles of quantum statistical mechanics. Part II examines systems composed of independent molecules or of other independent subsystems. Part III considers systems of interacting molecules and Part IV covers quantum statistics and includes sections on Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einste
"Synopsis" by ,
Four-part treatment covers principles of quantum statistical mechanics, systems composed of independent molecules or other independent subsystems, and systems of interacting molecules, concluding with a consideration of quantum statistics.
"Synopsis" by ,
Part I deals with principles of quantum statistical mechanics. Part II examines systems composed of independent molecules or other independent subsystems. Part III considers systems of interacting molecules, and Part IV covers quantum statistics and includes sections on Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics, photon gas, and free-volume theories of quantum liquids.
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