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by Franz Mandl
The laws of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics form one of the most fascinating branches of physics. This new edition discards the historical approach of treating thermodynamics and statistical mechanics as separate disciplines in favor of an integrated approach. This leads more directly to a deeper understanding of the statistical nature of the thermodynamic laws, i ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 402 pages
Published January 8th 1991 by Wiley
(first published January 1st 1971)
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“In spite of the enormous complexity of macroscopic bodies when viewed from an atomistic viewpoint, one knows from everyday experience as well as from precision experiments that macroscopic bodies obey quite definite laws.”
“These examples illustrate that the laws of macroscopic bodies are quite different from those of mechanics or electromagnetic theory.”More quotes…