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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics$
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Robert H. Swendsen

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646944

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646944.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
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Robert H. Swendsen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646944.003.0001

This chapter sets the stage by describing the basic concepts and assumptions of thermal physics. A brief history of the subject is given, along with an overview of the organization of the book.

Keywords:   thermal physics, thermodynamics, Boltzmann

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