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Statistical mechanics textbooks?

  1. Jul 12, 2005 #1
    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.
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  3. Jul 12, 2005 #2


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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)
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