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1  Y. K. Lim Problems_and_Solutions_on_Thermodynamics Problems and solutions on thermodynamics and statistical Mechanics (Major American Universities Ph.D. Qualifying Questions and solutions.

The material for these volumes has been selected from the past twenty years’ examination questions for graduate students at University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, MIT, State University of New York at Buffalo, Princeton University and University of Wisconsin.
 2 Pathria R.K. & Beale P.D.  Statistical Mechanics 3rd Ed.
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 3  Greiner, Neise and Stoecker  Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics,204,203,200_.jpgReview:
 4  Richard E.W. & Surjit S.  Statistical Mechanics Fundalmentals and modern applications
 4  K. Huang Statistical Mechanics,204,203,200_.jpgReview: Unlike most other texts on the subject, this clear, concise introduction to the theory of microscopic bodies treats the modern theory of critical phenomena. Provides up-to-date coverage of recent major advances, including a self-contained description of thermodynamics and the classical kinetic theory of gases, interesting applications such as superfluids and the quantum Hall effect, several current research applications, The last three chapters are devoted to the Landau-Wilson approach to critical phenomena. Many new problems and illustrations have been added to this edition.
 5  D.W. Stockburger  Introductory statistics concepts models and applications
 6  M.Brown & Kluwer W.W.  Introduction to Thermal analysis techniques applications 2nd Ed.
 7  D. Chandler  Introduction to modern statistical mechanics
 8  Bloch F.  Fundamentals of Statistical Mechanics,204,203,200_.jpgReview: The 1952 Nobel physics laureate Felix Bloch (1905-83) was one of the titans of twentieth-century physics. He laid the fundamentals for the theory of solids and has been called the “father of solid-state physics.” His numerous, valuable contributions include the theory of magnetism, measurement of the magnetic moment of the neutron, nuclear magnetic resonance, and the infrared problem in quantum electrodynamics. Statistical mechanics is a crucial subject which explores the understanding of the physical behaviour of many-body systems that create the world around us. Bloch’s first-year graduate course at Stanford University was the highlight for several generations of students. Upon his retirement, he worked on a book based on the course. Unfortunately,
 9  Penrose O. Foundations of statistical Mechanics,204,203,200_.jpgReview;
10 E.H. Hirschel Basic of Aerothermodynamics The basics of aerothermodynamics are treated in this book with special regard to the fact that outer surfaces of hypersonic vehicles primarily are radiation cooled. The implications of this fact are different for different vehicle classes. In any case the properties of both attached viscous and separated flows are of importance in this regard. After a discussion of flight environment and transport phenomena in general, the most important aerothermodynamic phenomena are treated. Thermal surface effects are particularly considered, taking into account both radiation cooling and/or active cooling, for example of inner surfaces. Finally the simulation means of aerothermodynamics are discussed. Computational methods and their modelling problems as The basics of aerothermodynamics are treated in this book with special regard to the fact that outer surfaces of hypersonic vehicles primarily are radiation cooled. The implications of this fact are different for different vehicle classes. In any case the properties of both attached viscous and separated flows are of importance in this regard. After a discussion of flight environment and transport phenomena in general, the most important aerothermodynamic phenomena are treated. Thermal surface effects are particularly considered, taking into account both radiation cooling and/or active cooling, for example of inner surfaces. Finally the simulation means of aerothermodynamics are discussed. Computational methods and their modelling problems as
11 Balescu Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics,204,203,200_.jpgReview: The notion of irreversibility in physical systems has occupied the time of countless researchers for nearly 130 years. This book, written by one of the major contributors to nonequilibrium statistical physics from the Brussels group, is somewhat out of date now but nevertheless could still motivate modern developments. One will find a detailed account of what was emphasized by the Brussels group at the time of publication, and some of the contributions of the late Ilya Prigogine, who passed on in May of this year. I had the privelege of doing my graduate work in Prigogine’s department at the University of Texas at Austin. This book was used heavily there, and so it brings back fond memories.
12 Gibbs J.W. Elementary principles of statistical mechanics;
 13 M.A. VAN DIJK &  M. WAKKER  Concepts of Polymer thermodynamics
Page iii Concepts of Polymer Thermodynamics Polymer Thermodynamics Library, Vol. 2 Menno A. Van Dijk Shell Research an...Review: Thermodynamics is an indispensable tool for developing a large and growing fraction of new polymers and polymer blends. These two volumes show the researcher how thermodynamics can be used to rank polymer pairs in order of immiscibility, including the search for suitable chemical structure of compatibilizers. Because of the great current commercial interest in this most dynamic sector of the polymer industry, there is high interest in studying their physical and mechanical properties, their structures, and the processes of their formation and manufacture. These Books are dedicated to Analysis of the Thermodynamics of Polymer Blends. Thermodynamic behavior of blends determines the compatibility of the components, their morphological features,  
14 K.Stowe An Introduction to Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics,204,203,200_.jpgReview;
15 A.B. Pippard Elements of classical thermodynamics The laws of thermodynamics are amongst the most assured and wide-ranging of all scientific laws. They do not pretend to explain any observation in molecular terms but, by showing the necessary relationships between different physical properties, they reduce otherwise disconnected results to compact order, and predict new effects. This classic title, first published in 1957, is a systematic exposition of principles, with examples of applications, especially to changes of places and the conditions for stability. In all this entropy is a key concept.
 16  Incropera et al.  Fundamental of heat and mass transfer 6th edition Solution manual
18   Dugdale J. S.  Entropy and its Physical Meaning This text presents a comprehensive approach to entropy, recognizing that it is a concept often misunderstood. Beginning with an historical classical viewpoint, a statistical view then follows to give a more physical picture.
19 Gengel, Boles Thermodynamics An Engineering Approach 5th Edition;
20 D. Pitts, L. Sissom Schaum’s Outline of Heat Transfer,204,203,200_.jpgReview: If you want top grades and thorough understanding of heat transfer, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have! It takes you step-by-step through the subject and gives you 269 accompanying related problems with fully worked solutions. You also get 92 additional problems to solve on your own, working at your own speed. (Answers at the back show you how you’re doing.) Famous for their clarity, wealth of illustrations and examples, and lack of dreary minutie, Schaum’s Outlines have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide-and this guide will show you why
21 H. Gould, J. Tobochnik Thermal and Statistical Physics
Review: This textbook carefully develops the main ideas and techniques of statistical and thermal physics and is intended for upper-level undergraduate courses. The authors each have more than thirty years’ experience in teaching, curriculum development, and research in statistical and computational physics.
Statistical and Thermal Physics begins with a qualitative discussion of the relation between the macroscopic and microscopic worlds and incorporates computer simulations throughout the book to provide concrete examples of important conceptual ideas. Unlike many contemporary texts on thermal physics, this book presents thermodynamic reasoning as an independent way of thinking about macroscopic systems. Probability concepts and techniques are 
22 W. Greiner, L. Niese, H. Stocker Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics,204,203,200_.jpg
23 Guggenheim E. Thermodynamics- An Advanced Treatment for Chemists and Physicists
24  Klenin V. J. Thermodynamics of Systems Containing Flexible-Chain Polymers
25 Kittel Thermal Physics,204,203,200_.jpgReview: CONGRATULATIONS TO HERBERT KROEMER, 2000 NOBEL LAUREATE FOR PHYSICS For upper-division courses in thermodynamics or statistical mechanics, Kittel and Kroemer offers a modern approach to thermal physics that is based on the idea that all physical systems can be described in terms of their discrete quantum states, rather than drawing on 19th-century classical mechanics concepts.
26 Fermi E. Thermodynamics; In this classic of modern science, the Nobel Laureate presents a clear treatment of systems, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamic potentials, and much more. Calculus required.
27 Nelson E. Dynamical Theory of Brownian Motion;
28   Introduction to Thermodynamics with Applications
29 Callen H. Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics 2ed,204,203,200_.jpgReview; The only text to cover both thermodynamic and statistical mechanics–allowing students to fully master thermodynamics at the macroscopic level. Presents essential ideas on critical phenomena developed over the last decade in simple, qualitative terms. This new edition maintains the simple structure of the first and puts new emphasis on pedagogical considerations. Thermostatistics is incorporated into the text without eclipsing macroscopic thermodynamics, and is integrated into the conceptual framework of physical theory.
30 Bryan G.H. Thermodynamics an introductory treatise; The earlier chapters of the text are devoted to an elementary exposition of the theory of Galois Fields chiefly in their abstract form. The conception of an abstraot field is introduced by means of the simplest example, that of the classes of residues with respect to a prime modulus. For any prime number p and positive integer n, there exists one and but one Galois Field of order pn. In view of the theorem of Moore that every finite field may be represented as a Galois Field, our investigations acquire complete generality when we take as basis the general Galois Field. It was found to be impracticable to attempt to indicate the sources of the individual theorems and conceptions of the theory. Aside from the independent discovery of theorems  
31 Reif  F. Fundamentals of Statistical And Thermal Physics,204,203,200_.jpgReview; This book is designed for the junior-senior thermodynamics course given in all departments as a standard part of the curriculum. The book is devoted to a discussion of some of the basic physical concepts and methods useful in the description of situations involving systems which consist of very many particulars. It attempts, in particular, to introduce the reader to the disciplines of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory from a unified and modern point of view. The presentation emphasizes the essential unity of the subject matter and develops physical insight by stressing the microscopic content of the theory.
32 Ericksen J. L. Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Solids,204,203,200_.jpgReview; There is a large and growing gap between what is covered in most elementary thermodynamics courses and what is used in current research on nonlinear phenomena encountered in solids. In an attempt to fill that gap, Professor Ericksen has drawn on his experience in research on solids, to devise a series of lectures for graduate students from various departments at the University of Minnesota. The aim is to introduce and illustrate uses of various important ideas with analysis which can be done, using elementary mathematics. Often, important applications involve using the thermodynamic theory of equilibrium. In part, this involves a strategy for designing experiments to determine equations of state. Simple strategies are discussed for thermoelastic  
 33  Linder B.  Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics; This book is based on a set of lecture notes for a one-semester first-yearchemistry graduate course in Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics, which author taught at Florida State University in the Fall of 2001 and 2002 and at various times in prior years.
34 Reichl A modern Course in statistical Physics; A Modern Course in Statistical Physics goes beyond traditional textbook topics and incorporates contemporary research into a basic course on statistical mechanics. From the universal nature of matter to the latest results in the spectral properties of decay processes, this book emphasizes the theoretical foundations derived from thermodynamics and probability theory that underlie all concepts in statistical physics. Each chapter focuses on a core topic and includes extensive illustrations, exercises, and experimental data as well as a section with more advanced topics and applications. Comprehensive coverage of numerous core topics and special applications gives professors flexibility to individualize course design. And the inclusion of advanced  
35 Lemons D. An Introduction to Stochastic Processes in Physics
36 Abrikosov A. A. Quantum Field Theoretical Methods in Statistical Physics
Review; “A classic text on field theoretic methods in statistical physics”-American Scientist. A comprehensive introduction to the many-body theory and its ramifications by three internationally known Russian physicists, directed to physicists, mathematicians, and others involved in statistical and solid state physics.
37 Cardy J. Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics,204,203,200_.jpgReview; This text provides a thoroughly modern graduate-level introduction to the theory of critical behavior. Beginning with a brief review of phase transitions in simple systems and of mean field theory, the text then goes on to introduce the core ideas of the renormalization group. Following chapters cover phase diagrams, fixed points, cross-over behavior, finite-size scaling, perturbative renormalization methods, low-dimensional systems, surface critical behavior, random systems, percolation, polymer statistics, critical dynamics and conformal symmetry. The book closes with an appendix on Gaussian integration, a selected bibliography, and a detailed index. Many problems are included. The emphasis throughout is on providing an elementary and intuitive  
38 Isihara Statistical Physics
Review; This book consists of three parts. Part I, which includes Chapters 1-4, gives the principles, with elementary applications to noninteracting systems. It begins with kinetic theory and discusses classical and quantum systems in equilibrium and nonequilibrium. Examples in this part do not directly deal with interactions. Nevertheless, an overall picture of statistical mechanics may be obtained here at an elementary level. In Part II, which consists of Chapters 5-9, classical statistical mechanics is developed for interacting systems in equilibrium and nonequilibrium. Finally, in Part III, quantum statistics is presented to an extent which enables the reader to proceed to advanced many-body theories.
39 Kadanoff L. Statistical Physics-Statics, Dynamics and Renormalization,204,203,200_.jpgReview; The material presented in this invaluable textbook has been tested in two courses. One of these is a graduate-level survey of statistical physics; the other, a rather personal perspective on critical behavior. Thus, this book defines a progression starting at the book-learning part of graduate education and ending in the midst of topics at the research level. To supplement the research-level side the book includes some research papers. Several of these are classics in the field, including a suite of six works on self-organized criticality and complexity, a pair on diffusion-limited aggregation, some papers on correlations near critical points, a few of the basic sources on the development of the real-space renormalization group, and several  
40 Mecke K, Stoyan D. Statistical Physics and Spatial Statistics
Review; A collection of the majority of papers presented at the all German workshop ‘Spatial Physics and Spatial Statistics,’ held at the University of Wuppertal, February 22-24, 1999. Each of these papers present and use geometric concepts to study random spatial configurations.
41 Nishimori H. Statistical Physics of spin glasses and information processing an introduction; Spin glasses are magnetic materials. Statistical mechanics, a subfield of physics, has been a powerful tool to theoretically analyze various unique properties of spin glasses. This book is one of the first publications in the theoretically analyze various unique properties of spi interdisciplinary field. It provides readers with a sound introduction to the field and to the analytical techniques necessary to follow its most recent developments.
42 Landau L., Lifshitz E. Statistical Physics Part 1, Part 2,204,203,200_.jpgReview; A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.,204,203,200_.jpg
43   Stochastic Processes in Physics , Chemistry and Biology;


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