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Is there much difference between these 2 books by F.Reif?

  1. Jan 3, 2013 #1
    Hey all!
    I was hoping if you could make some suggestions regarding the following:

    I am thinking of buying "Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics" by F.Reif, as it is the recommended book for Statistical Mechanics in my department, where I am doing M.Sc in Physics.
    But I already have "Statistical Physics: Berkeley Physics Course in SI Units (Volume - 5)" by F.Reif.
    So, my question is there: Is there a substantial difference between the coverage/level-of-coverage between these two books; or are they more less the same? Should I consider buying "Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics" by F.Reif?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Jan 3, 2013 #2
    here is something written about the "Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics".

    As I only used the Berkeley Physics Course Text and read "Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics" only once in library, it seems more advanced.Also Berkeley Physics Course is an Introductory Text.
     
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