By Robert H. Swendsen
development of entropy in accordance with Boltzmann's 1877 definition; this avoids contradictions or advert hoc corrections present in different texts. distinctive basics offer a average grounding for complicated issues, resembling black-body radiation and quantum gases. an in depth set of difficulties (solutions are
available for teachers during the OUP website), many together with specific computations, develop the center content material through probing crucial thoughts. The textual content is designed for a two-semester undergraduate direction yet will be tailored for one-semester classes emphasizing both point of thermal physics. it's also compatible for graduate study.
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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Oxford Graduate Texts) by Robert H. Swendsen