Concepts in Thermal Physics

Description

An understanding of thermal physics is crucial to much of modern physics, chemistry and engineering. This book provides a modern introduction to the main principles that are foundational to thermal physics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The key concepts are carefully presented in a clear way, and new ideas are illustrated with copious worked examples as well as a description of the historical background to their discovery. Applications are presented to subjects as diverse as stellar astrophysics, information and communication theory, condensed matter physics and climate change. Each chapter concludes with detailed exercises. The second edition of this popular textbook maintains the structure and lively style of the first edition but extends its coverage of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to include several new topics, including osmosis, diffusion problems, Bayes theorem, radiative transfer, the Ising model and Monte Carlo methods. New examples and exercises have been added throughout.

Details

Author(s)
Stephen J. Blundell, Katherine M. Blundell
Format
Paperback | 512 pages
Dimensions
188 x 246 x 24mm | 1,067g
Publication date
30 Nov 2009
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations note
250 b/w line illustrations, 35 b/w halftones
ISBN10
0199562105
ISBN13
9780199562107
Bestsellers rank
92,702