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There are plenty ofproblems at the end of each chapter, and brief model answers areprovided for odd-numbered problems. Oxford; 2nd edition 7 May Language: Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The authors did, however, relate stat mech ideas back to thermo topics, which helped motivate the subject. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. This book provides a clean, uncluttered presentation of the principles of stat mech; does not lose sight of the physical reasons behind the mathematical manipulations; and most helpful of all, contains a good set of problems WITH SOLUTIONS!
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Takes advantage of the best parts of the many approaches to the subject 3. You cannot beat this book for help reviewing for prelims or comps. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Next page of related Sponsored Products. Finally, I would not recommend this book to be used as a self-study book.
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In a next edition, maybe the authors can include a gentle introduction to the new renormalization group theory of phase transitions, and also increase the number and depth of problems. Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. Visit our Help Pages. Please try again later.
The text is illustrated with examples not just from solid statephysics, but also from recent theories of radiation from blackholes and recent data on the background radiation from the Cosmicbackground explorer.