The author cannot explain the concept in a style that is accessible with simplicity.
Reif served me well for both of these courses in so far as having provided me with a well-paced development of a statistical approach to thermodynamics.
It's well organized and goes through very clear explanations of the material, usually providing examples applying the ideas in the sections.
Surprisingly a great book. A very good introduction to a really difficult topic. The only con I have is that it could definitely use more example problems, but it's very easy to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by May P.
I was very lucky that my physics professor brought with him from America the Berkeley Physics course. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dipl Ing Rudolf Zelsacher
It speaks to the quality of this text that it is still actively published and used in undergrad physics course more than 50 years after first being published. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Morski
I read 3 chapters of this book, but I can already list a number of insights. First, the author is way too wordy. For instance he spent almost 3 pages in ch. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Y. Guo
The author cannot explain the concept in a style that is accessible with simplicity. The author should take the first-year composition English course.Published 8 months ago by Taster
Very good text. It's a new aproach to termodinamics, not the conventional one.
Reif is excelent doing this.
The book may be somewhat repetitive in its approach to some of the concepts and prompt readers to skip over some of the examples that he uses to illustrate concepts. Read morePublished 13 months ago by June
Certainly another review is not needed for this outstanding text! However, I will add my two cents, for whatever it's value. Read morePublished 14 months ago by G. A. Schoenagel
After seeing the reviews for this book, I'm shocked. My professor made the loathsome choice of choosing this book (switching from a much more approachable volume) for an... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Matt Richards