Fundamentals of Classical Statistical Thermodynamics

Dissipation, Relaxation, and Fluctuation Theorems
by Denis James Evans, Debra Joy Searles & Stephen Rodney Williams

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: May 18, 2016

ISBN: 9783527695775

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Both a comprehensive overview and a treatment at the appropriate level of detail, this textbook explains thermodynamics and generalizes the subject so it can be applied to small nano- or biosystems, arbitrarily far from or close to equilibrium. In addition, nonequilibrium free energy theorems are covered with a rigorous exposition of each one. Throughout, the authors stress the physical concepts along with the mathematical derivations.
For researchers and students in physics, chemistry, materials science and molecular biology, this is a useful text for postgraduate courses in statistical mechanics, thermodynamics and molecular simulations, while equally serving as a reference for university teachers and researchers in these fields.