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Either of the Reif books:

1. Statistical Physics (vol. 5 of the Berkeley undergrad physics series)

2. Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics (advanced undergrad/grad level)

Some students think Reif is too wordy, others appreciate the explanations behind the equations, but generations of students have used and learned from these books. You can decide whether you like them.

I can't help you with nuclear physics...

1. Statistical Physics (vol. 5 of the Berkeley undergrad physics series)

2. Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics (advanced undergrad/grad level)

Some students think Reif is too wordy, others appreciate the explanations behind the equations, but generations of students have used and learned from these books. You can decide whether you like them.

I can't help you with nuclear physics...

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/047180553X/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20

I would suggest this book for Nuclear Physics. I used it for my Nuclear Physics class last semester.

I would suggest this book for Nuclear Physics. I used it for my Nuclear Physics class last semester.

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Reichl's book on statistical physics has a very broad scope and brings you from ground zero to an understanding of the macroscopic world through microscopic processes.

The book starts with macroscopic thermodynamics, continues with probability theory and elementary stochastic processes, then proceeds to equilibrium statistical mechanics and ends with deriving the Boltzmann equation and the Navier-Stokes equation from first principles.

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