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Statistical mechanics textbooks?

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cragwolf
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Jul12-05, 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 self-study. I would be grateful for any recommendations.
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Jul12-05, 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 0-19-508523-X, Oxford Univ.Press, 1995)


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