About this book
The aim of this book is the pedagogical exploration of the basic principles of quantum-statistical thermodynamics as applied to various states of matter – ranging from rare gases to astrophysical matter with high-energy density. The reader will learn in this work that thermodynamics and quantum statistics are still the concepts on which even the most advanced research is operating - despite of a flood of modern concepts, classical entities like temperature, pressure, energy and entropy are shown to remain fundamental.
The physics of gases, plasmas and high-energy density matter is still a growing field and even though solids and liquids dominate our daily life, more than 99 percent of the visible Universe is in the state of gases and plasmas and the overwhelming part of matter exists at extreme conditions connected with very large energy densities, such as in the interior of stars.
This text, combining material from lectures and advanced seminars given by the authors over many decades, is a must-have introduction and reference for both newcomers and seasoned researchers alike.
- Book Title Quantum Statistics of Dense Gases and Nonideal Plasmas
- Series Title Springer Series in Plasma Science and Technology
- Series Abbreviated Title Springer Series in Plasma Science and Technology
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66637-2
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-66636-5
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88290-1
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-66637-2
- Series ISSN 2511-2007
- Series E-ISSN 2511-2015
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XV, 562
- Number of Illustrations 84 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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