ISBN 9780199236794,Introductory Statistical Mechanics

Introductory Statistical Mechanics



Oxford University Press India

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780199236794

ISBN-10 0199236798

Paper Back

Edition 2nd
Language (English)


Introducing Statistical Mechanics is a comprehensive book for mechanical engineering undergraduates and postgraduates studying a preliminary course in numerical methods in mechanics. The book helps students build the base they need to tackle problems of mechanics with a statistical base. It covers the laws of thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and solid state physics among other topics. It covers illustrative examples which help build the theory with a strong base in the fundamentals so that students understand how real life problems are approxmiated using statistical methods. In addition, each chapter is supplemented with a number of problems for the students to practice with so that they can understand the topics clearly and learn how best to use them in the practical field. The book is of immense use to physicists, engineers and statisticians working with mathematical models of physics-related problems.

About the Authors

Roger Bowley is an English academician and the Professor Emeritus at the Department of Science, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He has also written: Principles of Particle Physics.

Mariana Sanchez is an academician who has been teaching physics for a long time