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Stat mech text

  1. Dec 6, 2009 #1
    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a rigorous (in a mathematical sense) treatment of statistical thermodynamics. I'm at the tail end of a class on stat thermo that used the book by Bowley and Sanchez. This book is not what I'm looking for. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    Kardar's books are superb. His notes are also available at http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-333Fall-2007/CourseHome/index.htm [Broken]
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  5. Dec 7, 2009 #4
    Thanks for the suggestions. The first of the four that have been suggested that I took a look at was Kardar (the ocw lecture notes, to be precise). I really like the connection he makes early on between information entropy and estimating probability distributions.
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