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About this book
Introduction
This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the basics of statistical physics. The first part explains the essence of statistical physics and how it provides a bridge between microscopic and macroscopic phenomena, allowing one to derive quantities such as entropy. Here the author avoids going into details such as Liouville’s theorem or the ergodic theorem, which are difficult for beginners and unnecessary for the actual application of the statistical mechanics. In the second part, statistical mechanics is applied to various systems which, although they look different, share the same mathematical structure. In this way readers can deepen their understanding of statistical physics. The book also features applications to quantum dynamics, thermodynamics, the Ising model and the statistical dynamics of free spins.
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Bibliographic information
 Book Title Statistical Physics
 Book Subtitle An Introduction

Authors
Daijiro Yoshioka
 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/9783540286066
 Copyright Information SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
 Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
 eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
 Hardcover ISBN 9783540286059
 Softcover ISBN 9783642066788
 eBook ISBN 9783540286066
 Edition Number 1
 Number of Pages XII, 208
 Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour

Topics
Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
Complex Systems
Mathematical Methods in Physics
Thermodynamics
Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
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Reviews
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"Yoshioka (Univ. of Tokyo) offers an introduction to statistical physics with an emphasis on macroscopic relations. … Yoshioka writes well, and students will derive a great deal from this text. It might work well as a course supplement of for someone who wants a good introduction to macroscopic studies. Summing Up: Recommended. Upperdivision undergraduates." (E. Kincanon, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (10), June, 2007)
"The book is intended as a textbook for undergraduate students, and it is divided into three parts. The first part is devoted to general principles, the second part to elementary investigators and the third part to more advanced topics. … Finally, the appendix summarizes some mathematical facts used in this book." (Christina Papenfuß, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1129 (7), 2008)
"This accessible text provides a comprehensive and selfcontained introduction to the basics of statistical physics for equilibrium states at a level suitable for beginning undergraduate students with no preknowledge of statistical physics. … The beginning student will appreciate the clear and lucid presentation of the subjects discussed. At the end of each chapter problems are given. The book may also serve as a useful guide for teachers of statistical physics." (Oliver Rudolph, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2009 d)