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Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Barry M McCoy


This book begins where elementary books and courses leave off and covers the advances made in statistical mechanics in the past fifty years. The book is divided into three parts. The first part is on general theory which includes a summary of the basic principles of statistical mechanics; a presentation of the physical phenomena covered and the models used to discuss them; theorems on the existence and uniqueness of partition functions; theorems on order; and critical phenomena and scaling theory. The second part is on series and numerical methods which includes derivations of the Mayer and Re ... More

Keywords: critical phenomena, scaling theory, virial equation of state, Mayer expansions, Ree–Hoover expansions, hard spheres, Ising partition function, eight-vertex model, hard hexagons, chiral Potts model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199556632
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556632.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry M McCoy, author
Institute for Theoretical Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook