Top Document: sci.physics Frequently Asked Questions (Part 1 of 4) Previous Document: Quantum Mechanics Next Document: Condensed Matter See reader questions & answers on this topic!  Help others by sharing your knowledge 1] David Chandler, "Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics", 1987 2] Kittel & Kroemer: Statistical Thermodynamics. Best of a bad lot. 3] Reif, F : Principles of statistical and thermal physics. the big and little Reif stat mech books. Big Reif is much better than Kittel & Kroemer. He uses clear language but avoids the handwaving that thermodynamics often gives rise to. More classical than QM oriented. 4] Bloch, Felix: Fundamentals of Statistical Mechanics. 5] Radu Balescu "Statistical Physics" Graduate Level. Good description of nonequilibrium stat. mech. but difficult to read. It is all there, but often you don't realize it until after you have learned it somewhere else. Nice development in early chapters about parallels between classical and quantum Stat. Mech. 6] Huang (grad) The following 6 books deal with modern topics in (mostly) classical statistical mechanics, namely, the central notions of linear response theory (Forster) and critical phenomena (the rest) at level suitable for beginning graduate students. 7] Thermodynamics, by H. Callen. 8] Statistical Mechanics, by R. K. Pathria 9] Hydrodynamic Fluctuations, Broken Symmetry, and Correlation Functions, by D. Forster 10] Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, by H. E. Stanley 11] Modern Theory of Critical Phenomena, by S. K. Ma 12] Lectures on Phase Transitions and the Renormalization Group, by N. Goldenfeld 13] Methods of Quantum Field Theory in Statistical Physics, Abrikosov, Gorkov, and Dyzaloshinski User Contributions:Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:Top Document: sci.physics Frequently Asked Questions (Part 1 of 4) Previous Document: Quantum Mechanics Next Document: Condensed Matter Part1  Part2  Part3  Part4  Single Page [ Usenet FAQs  Web FAQs  Documents  RFC Index ] Send corrections/additions to the FAQ Maintainer: columbus@osf.org (Michael Weiss)
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