## The Principles of Statistical Mechanics

Author: Richard Chace Tolman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486638966

Category: Science

Page: 660

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This is the definitive treatise on the fundamentals of statistical mechanics. A concise exposition of classical statistical mechanics is followed by a thorough elucidation of quantum statistical mechanics: postulates, theorems, statistical ensembles, changes in quantum mechanical systems with time, and more. The final two chapters discuss applications of statistical mechanics to thermodynamic behavior. 1930 edition.