Non Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Author: Ilya Prigogine
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486820408
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Genre: Science

Ilya Prigogine won the 1977 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics. This groundbreaking 1962 monograph, written for researchers and graduate students in this field, was his first book-length contribution to this subject. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in physics and chemistry, the treatment begins with examinations of the Liouville equation, anharmonic solids, and Brownian motion. Subsequent chapters explore weakly coupled gases, scattering theory and short-range forces, distribution functions and their diagrammatic representation, the time dependence of diagrams, the approach to equilibrium in ionized gases, and statistical hydrodynamics. Additional topics include general kinetic equations, general H-theorem, quantum mechanics, and irreversibility and invariants of motion. Appendices, a bibliography, list of symbols, and an index conclude the text.

The Principles of Statistical Mechanics

Author: Richard Chace Tolman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486638960
Release Date: 1979-01-01
Genre: Science

This is the definitive treatise on the fundamentals of statistical mechanics. A concise exposition of classical statistical mechanics is followed by a thorough elucidation of quantum statistical mechanics: postulates, theorems, statistical ensembles, changes in quantum mechanical systems with time, and more. The final two chapters discuss applications of statistical mechanics to thermodynamic behavior. 1930 edition.

Quantum Mechanics

Author: H.A. Kramers
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486824734
Release Date: 2018-05-16
Genre: Science

Masterful exposition develops important concepts from experimental evidence and theory related to wave nature of free particles. Topics include classical mechanics of point particles and problems of atomic and molecular structure. 1957 edition.

Continuum Mechanics

Author: A. J. M. Spencer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486139470
Release Date: 2012-06-08
Genre: Science

Undergraduate text offers an analysis of deformation and stress, covers laws of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy, and surveys the formulation of mechanical constitutive equations. 1992 edition.

Mechanics

Author: J. P. Den Hartog
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486158693
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Genre: Science

This classic introductory text features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.

Fluid Mechanics

Author: Robert A. Granger
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486135052
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Science

Structured introduction covers everything the engineer needs to know: nature of fluids, hydrostatics, differential and integral relations, dimensional analysis, viscous flows, more. Solutions to selected problems. 760 illustrations. 1985 edition.

Classical Mechanics

Author: H.C. Corben
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140780
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Genre: Science

Applications not usually taught in physics courses include theory of space-charge limited currents, atmospheric drag, motion of meteoritic dust, variational principles in rocket motion, transfer functions, much more. 1960 edition.

A History of Mechanics

Author: René Dugas
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486173375
Release Date: 2012-11-07
Genre: Science

Monumental study traces the history of mechanical principles chronologically from antiquity through the early 20th century. Contributions of ancient Greeks, Leonardo, Galileo, Kepler, Lagrange, others. 116 illustrations.

Introductory Statistical Mechanics for Physicists

Author: D. K. C. MacDonald
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486453231
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

This concise introduction is geared toward those concerned with solid state or low temperature physics. It presents the principles with simplicity and clarity, reviewing issues of critical interest. 1963 edition.

Quantum Mechanics

Author: Albert Messiah
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486409244
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Science

" ... this great work ought to be mastered by every postgraduate research student in theoretical physics ... there is no other book like it." — Proceedings of the Physical Society (England) Simple enough for students yet sufficiently comprehensive to serve as a reference for working physicists, this classic text initially appeared as a two-volume French edition and is now available in this convenient, all-in-one-book English translation. Formalism and its interpretation receive a detailed treatment in the first volume, starting with the origins of quantum theory and examinations of matter waves and the Schrodinger equation, one-dimensional quantized systems, the uncertainty relations, and the mathematical framework and physical content of formalism. An analysis of simple systems includes a look at the separation of variables, scattering problems and phase shifts, the Coulomb interaction, and the harmonic oscillator. Volume II begins with an exploration of symmetries and invariance, including a consideration of angular momentum, identical particles and the Pauli exclusion principle, invariance and conservation laws, and time reversal. Methods of approximation discussed include those involving stationary perturbations, the equation of motion, variational method, and collision theory. The final chapters review the elements of relativistic quantum mechanics, and each volume concludes with useful appendixes. The book has been hailed for the clarity and coherence of its presentation, and its scrupulous attention to detail.

Quantum Mechanics for Applied Physics and Engineering

Author: Albert T. Fromhold
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486164694
Release Date: 2012-07-26
Genre: Science

For upper-level undergraduates and graduate students: an introduction to the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, emphasizing aspects essential to an understanding of solid-state theory. Numerous problems (and selected answers), projects, exercises.

Quantum Mechanics in Hilbert Space

Author: Eduard Prugovecki
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318059
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Science

A critical presentation of the basic mathematics of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, this text is suitable for courses in functional analysis at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. Its readable and self-contained form is accessible even to students without an extensive mathematical background. Applications of basic theorems to quantum mechanics make it of particular interest to mathematicians working in functional analysis and related areas. This text features the rigorous proofs of all the main functional-analytic statements encountered in books on quantum mechanics. It fills the gap between strictly physics- and mathematics-oriented texts on Hilbert space theory as applied to nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. Organized in the form of definitions, theorems, and proofs of theorems, it allows readers to immediately grasp the basic concepts and results. Exercises appear throughout the text, with hints and solutions at the end.

Quantum Mechanics

Author: Roy McWeeny
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486143804
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Science

Focusing on main principles of quantum mechanics and their immediate consequences, this graduate student-oriented volume develops the subject as a fundamental discipline, opening with review of origins of Schrödinger's equations and vector spaces.

Quantum Mechanics

Author: John L. Powell
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486794594
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Genre: Science

"Suitable for advanced undergraduates, this thorough text explores the origins of quantum theory and foundations of wave mechanics as well as wave packets and the uncertainty principle, the Schrèodinger equation, and one-dimensional problems. Additional topics include operators and eigenfunctions, scattering theory, matrix mechanics, angular momentum and spin, perturbation theory, and identical particles"--

Quantum Mechanics

Author: David B Beard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486779928
Release Date: 2014-10-22
Genre: Science

Introductory treatment appeals to readers' intuitive grasp of wave theory of light, relating quantum mechanics to physical optics. Topics explore the quantum mechanical analog of classical quantities and examine physical meanings and applications. 1963 edition.