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Advanced Work that Covers Many Unusual Aspects of Stat Mech
on July 31, 2011
This little book is a great buy for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student who has already had some exposure to Statistical Mechanics. Schrodinger's influence on modern physics is well known (The Schrodinger Equation, Schrodinger's Cat, Schrodinger's Method), but less well known is his clear and lucid writing style, exemplified in popular works such as "What is Life," but also seen in this more specialized text. This being true however, Schrodinger assumes knowledge of basic statistical mechanics, so it's a good idea to have a standard reference like Tolman or Kittel handy. The last thing is it covers many topics that simply aren't in the standard works, but tend to crop up all the time. It is for this reason a very good reference for grad students whose research involves some aspect of statistical mechanics, since documentation of the different information and techniques in this work is difficult to find outside it. Finally, you can't beat it at the price of $8.95.