Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics : equilibrium by entropy maximisation / Phil Attard.

Title
Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics : equilibrium by entropy maximisation / Phil Attard.
Author
Attard, Phil.
Publication
San Diego, CA : Academic Press, [2002], ©2002.

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Description
xvi, 424 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • 1. Prologue. 1.1. Entropy in Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics. 1.2. An Example: Scrambled Eggs. 1.3. Basic Notions. 1.4. Reservoirs -- 2. Isolated Systems and Thermal Equilibrium. 2.1. Definitions of Thermodynamics Quantities. 2.2. Heat Reservoir. 2.3. Properties of Thermodynamics Systems -- 3. Various Reservoirs. 3.1. Constant Linear and Angular Velocity. 3.2. Constant Chemical Potential. 3.3. Constant Pressure. 3.4. Constant Enthalpy. 3.5. Constant Entropy. 3.6. Thermodynamic Second Derivatives. 3.7. Equivalence of Systems. 3.8. Extensivity -- 4. Probability and the General Formalism. 4.1. Probability Distributions. 4.2. Constrained and Equilibrium Potentials. 4.3. Partition Function. 4.4. Specific Reservoirs -- 5. Classical Statistical Mechanics. 5.1. Constant Energy Hamiltonian System. 5.2. Various Reservoirs -- 6. Ideal Systems. 6.1. Ideal Quantum Systems. 6.2. Spin-Lattice Models. 6.3. One-Dimensional Harmonic Crystal.
  • 6.4. Classical Ideal Gas. 6.5. Mean Field Theory -- 7. Interacting Particles. 7.1. Intermolecular Potentials. 7.2. Partition Function and Derivatives. 7.3. Particle Densities and Distributions -- 8. Diagrammatic and Functional Expansions. 8.1. Virial Expansion. 8.2. Cluster Diagrams. 8.3. Functional Differentiation. 8.4. Particle Densities. 8.5. Expansions of the Density and Pressure -- 9. Pair Functions. 9.1. Density Expansions of the Pair Function. 9.2. Ornstein-Zernike Equation. 9.3. Closure Relations. 9.4. Born-Green-Yvon Hierarchy. 9.5. Thermodynamic Properties. 9.6. Asymptotic Analysis -- 10. Functional and Perturbation Theory. 10.1. Uniform System. 10.2. Singlet Functionals. 10.3. Pair Functionals. 10.4. Perturbation Theory -- 11. Inhomogeneous Systems. 11.1. Spherical Inhomogeneity. 11.2. Planar Walls. 11.3. Other Solute Geometries. 11.4. Inhomogeneous Ornstein-Zernike Equation -- 12. Coulomb Systems. 12.1. Mean Field Approximation.
  • 12.2. Electrolytes. 12.3. Electric Double Layer. 12.4. Algebraic Correlations along a Wall. 13. Computer Simulations. 13.1. Molecular Dynamics. 13.2. Periodic Boundary Conditions. 13.3. Monte Carlo. 13.4. Advanced Techniques.
ISBN
012066321X
LCCN
2002103392
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries