This text provides a modern introduction to the main principles of thermal physics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The key concepts are presented and new ideas are illustrated with worked examples as well as description of the historical background to their discovery.We then define temperature in Chapter 4, and this allows us to introduce the Boltzmann distribution, which is the ... gas model and we go beyond this in Part VIII: Chapter 25 discusses the effect of relativistic velocities and Chapters 26 and 27anbsp;...
|Title||:||Concepts in Thermal Physics|
|Author||:||Stephen Blundell, Katherine M. Blundell|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press on Demand - 2010|