# Statistical mechanics textbooks?

1. ### cragwolf

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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.

2. ### Galileo

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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)