The completely revised new edition of the classical book on Statistical Mechanics covers the basic concepts of equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics. In addition to a deductive approach to equilibrium statistics and thermodynamics based on a single hypothesis - the form of the microcanonical density matrix - this book treats the most important elements of non-equilibrium phenomena. Intermediate calculations are presented in complete detail. Problems at the end of each chapter help students to consolidate their understanding of the material. Beyond the fundamentals, this text demonstrates the breadth of the field and its great variety of applications.
: Physics and Astronomy, Crit, Distribution Function, Equilibrium Ensemble, Irreversibility, Langevin Equation, Magnetism, Nonequilibrium Phenomena, Percolation, Probability, Quantum Statistics, Renormalization group, phase Transition, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, thermodynamics