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- Author: Mark Tuckerman
- Title: Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Molecular Simulation
- Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0198525265/?tag=pfamazon01-20
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Statistical mechanics is a branch of physics that uses statistical methods to study the behavior of large systems of particles, such as molecules, atoms, and subatomic particles. It aims to understand and predict the macroscopic properties of a system based on the microscopic behavior of its constituent particles.
Molecular simulation is a computational technique that uses statistical mechanics principles to simulate the behavior of molecules. It allows for the study of complex systems that are difficult or impossible to observe experimentally, providing valuable insights into the behavior of materials and chemical reactions.
Statistical mechanics provides a bridge between the microscopic world of particles and the macroscopic world of everyday objects. It allows us to understand how the individual motions and interactions of particles give rise to the observed properties of materials and systems on a larger scale.
This book covers a range of topics, including the fundamentals of statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and molecular simulation techniques. It also delves into advanced topics such as phase transitions, chemical reactions, and non-equilibrium processes.
This book is primarily aimed at graduate students and researchers in physics, chemistry, materials science, and related fields who have a basic understanding of statistical mechanics and are interested in using molecular simulation methods to study physical systems.