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Nice derivations of Maxwell, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions

  1. Oct 10, 2005 #1
    Hi all,

    Does anybody know some reference (even internet one) that explains in detail the derivation of Maxwell´s velocity and/or energy distribution on an ensemble of atoms/molecules ?
    References to Fermi-Dirac distributions and Bose-Eisntein´s are also welcome.

    Best Regards,

    DaTario

    Comment: My experience with Huang´s Statistical Mechanics was very bad.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2005 #2

    Tide

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    Tolman's Principles of Statistical Mechanics is a good source. I didn't care much for Huang either.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2005 #3

    dextercioby

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    I suggest Greiner's book on thermodynamics & statistical mechanics. It's pretty clear and there's no shortcut in any calculations.

    Daniel.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2005 #4
    Thank you a lot Dextercioby and Tide.
     
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