Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics

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Author(s): J. Willard Gibbs
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Aug 18, 2014
Product Number: EB00796939
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486799155
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Description

Written by J. Willard Gibbs, the most distinguished American mathematical physicist of the nineteenth century, this book was the first to bring together and arrange in logical order the works of Clausius, Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs himself. The lucid, advanced-level text remains a valuable collection of fundamental equations and principles. Topics include the general problem and the fundamental equation of statistical mechanics, the canonical distribution of the average energy values in a canonical ensemble of systems, and formulas for evaluating important functions of the energies of a system. Additional discussions cover maximum and minimal properties of distribution in phase, a valuable comparison of statistical mechanics with thermodynamics, and many other subjects.

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