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Jul1205, 03:53 AM

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I'm searching for a statistical mechanics textbook. It should be roughly at or above the advanced undergraduate level, have a decent set of problems, be reasonably thorough, and be ideal for selfstudy. I would be grateful for any recommendations.



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Jul1205, 06:33 AM

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I think "Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics" by C. Garrod is pretty good. It treats statistical mMechanics and thermodynamics as an application of probability theory. It helps if you have a decent understanding of classical thermodynamics.
C. Garrod, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (ISBN 019508523X, Oxford Univ.Press, 1995) 


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