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Second EditionCharles Kittel, University of California; Herbert Kroemer, University of California©1980
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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
13. Semiconductor Statistics
14. Kinetic Theory