Statistical Mechanics is an integral part of theoretical physics, and this book aims at presenting the fundamentals of statistical mechanics in a clear and concise manner.
The book begins with a clear exposition of classical as well as quantal equilibrium statistical mechanics. Then it moves on to give insights into the Gibbs canonical distribution, the grand canonical distribution, ideal Bose gas, ideal fermi gas, and imperfect gases. The text also delves into certain topics of special interest, such as phase-transitions, Ising model, and liquid Helium. The book concludes with a discussion of some selected topics of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.
Primarily intended as a text for postgraduate students of physics, it would also prove useful for students at the undergraduate level.
• Comprehensive and lucid discussion on the fundamentals of statistical mechanics.
• Chapter-end exercises enable to test the conceptual understanding and analytical skills of the students.