- Series: North-Holland Personal Library
- Paperback: 438 pages
- Publisher: North Holland; 1 edition (May 3, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0444871039
- ISBN-13: 978-0444871039
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,867,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Statistical Mechanics (North-Holland Personal Library) 1st Edition
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As one would expect from the authors, the volume is of a very high standard and should be extremely useful to all students of statistical mechanics...the publishers have done a great service to physics by making this English edition available.
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There's a very brief introduction to topics (very weak, a good graduate book would be better), and then the book plows into many problems ranging from gases being absorbed into a surface to quantum mechanical situations.
There are solutions, and there's enough in the steps so you can figure out how he did the solution (assuming you're pretty well prepared for the math portion of the PhD comprehensive exam). This really helped, since some form of the one's in Kubo's book were on the exam!
Overall, this is sort of an unknown 'solution' book. A godsend for those of us lacking the 'intuition' of Stat Mech derivations.
I'm currently taking graduate statistical mechanics, we use the Pathria book, which assumes way too much background, and the text is little help for the problems.
I've found that a large number of Pathria problems are solved in Kubo.
If you want to do well on exams, buy this book, and study the problems!