© 2001
Introduction to Statistical Physics
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)
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© 2001
Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)
From the reviews:
It is written in an informal, physics type style, but presents precise and well explained arguments. The list of references is well chosen and contains comments which facilitate further readings.
--Zentralblatt Math
"This book is addressed to physics students at the senior undergraduate or beginning graduate level. As such, it emphasizes physical intuition and central physical arguments over detailed mathematical justification. … Physics students will enjoy the clarity and calculated simplicity of its presentation, while acquiring a broad knowledge of the subject. But, because of its careful selection of conceptual issues and its unassuming style, the book can also be a useful reference to students in other disciplines, including mathematics … ." (Roberto Fernández, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2003 e)
"Statistical physics attempts to explain … laws by considering the large number of constituent particles from a statistical point of view. This is also the point of view of this textbook … . It is written in an informal, physics type style, but presents precise and well explained arguments. It supports intuition more than formalism, and discusses a large number of relevant examples and models. … The list of references is well chosen and contains comments which facilitate further readings." (Michael Baake, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 983, 2002)