# Thermal Physics

## Second EditionCharles Kittel, University of California; Herbert Kroemer, University of California

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**CONGRATULATIONS TO HERBERT KROEMER, 2000 NOBEL LAUREATE FOR PHYSICS**

For upper-division courses in thermodynamics or statistical mechanics, Kittel and Kroemer offers a modern approach to thermal physics that is based on the idea that all physical systems can be described in terms of their discrete quantum states, rather than drawing on 19th-century classical mechanics concepts.

## Table of Contents

1. States of a Model System

2. Entropy and Temperature

3. Boltzmann Distribution and Helmholtz Free Energy

4. Thermal Radiation and Planck Distribution

5. Chemical Potential and Gibbs Distribution

6. Ideal Gas

7. Fermi and Bose Gases

8. Heat and Work

9. Gibbs Free Energy and Chemical Reactions

10. Phase Transformations

11. Binary Mixtures

12. Cryogenics

13. Semiconductor Statistics

14. Kinetic Theory

15. Propagation

Appendixes

Index