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Specifically, I'm looking for something more general than the usual "calculating the behavior of a (monatomic|diatomic|...) gas" that many books seem to focus on...some topics I'd be interested in would be:

- Liouville equation / measure (derivation, uses)

- Derivation of various ensembles (gibbs, etc)

- Brownian motion

- Classical path integrals

In addition to those basics, some modern flare would give bonus points:

- Geometric formulations (e.g. using differential forms / bundle connections)

- Lie group / representation theory

- Functional / operator calculus

I spent a lot of time looking at ToCs yesterday, and I found one book that looked like it could be a decent model of what I'm looking for:__Kinetic Theory__, by Liboff. The Landau / Lifgarbagez texts -- particularly the first part -- also seems to be a decent candidate (though it seems to be *very* old-school -- missing all of the 'flare' I mentioned above).

However, there are numerous examples of what I'm NOT looking for:

Hill - Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

Tolman - Principles of Statistical Mechanics

Mayer & Mayer - Statistical Mechanics

Am I just too picky? I'm envisioning something like what Boltzmann or Maxwell would have been able to write, but with modern language and concepts...not necessarily totally devoid of 20th century physics, but I'm looking for something that doesn't treat statistical mechanics as simply a step on the way to quantum mechanics.

- Liouville equation / measure (derivation, uses)

- Derivation of various ensembles (gibbs, etc)

- Brownian motion

- Classical path integrals

In addition to those basics, some modern flare would give bonus points:

- Geometric formulations (e.g. using differential forms / bundle connections)

- Lie group / representation theory

- Functional / operator calculus

I spent a lot of time looking at ToCs yesterday, and I found one book that looked like it could be a decent model of what I'm looking for:

However, there are numerous examples of what I'm NOT looking for:

Hill - Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

Tolman - Principles of Statistical Mechanics

Mayer & Mayer - Statistical Mechanics

Am I just too picky? I'm envisioning something like what Boltzmann or Maxwell would have been able to write, but with modern language and concepts...not necessarily totally devoid of 20th century physics, but I'm looking for something that doesn't treat statistical mechanics as simply a step on the way to quantum mechanics.

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is it possible for some one to provide me some some solutions of that book in pdf.....

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