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1  Y. K. Lim  Problems_and_Solutions_on_Thermodynamics 
Review: 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 
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4  Richard E.W. & Surjit S.  Statistical Mechanics Fundalmentals and modern applications 
4  K. Huang  Statistical Mechanics 
Review: 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 uptodate coverage of recent major advances, including a selfcontained 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 LandauWilson 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 
Review: The 1952 Nobel physics laureate Felix Bloch (190583) was one of the titans of twentiethcentury physics. He laid the fundamentals for the theory of solids and has been called the “father of solidstate 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 manybody systems that create the world around us. Bloch’s firstyear 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, at the time of his death, the writing was incomplete. This book has been prepared by Professor John Dirk Walecka from Bloch’s unfinished masterpiece. It also includes three sets of Bloch’s handwritten lecture notes (dating from 1949, 1969 and 1976), and details of lecture notes taken in 1976 by Brian Serot, who gave an invaluable opinion of the course from a student’s perspective. All of Bloch’s problem sets, some dating back to 1933, have been included. The book is accessible to anyone in the physical sciences at the advanced undergraduate level or the firstyear graduate level. First edition published in 1989 by Stanford University Press, Stanford, California.  
9  Penrose O.  Foundations of statistical Mechanics 
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10  E.H. Hirschel  Basic of Aerothermodynamics 
Review: 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 well as the problems of ground facility and flight simulation, including the hot experimental technique, are treated. 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 well as the problems of ground facility and flight simulation, including the hot experimental technique, are treated.  
11  Balescu  Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics 
Review: 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 
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13  M.A. VAN DIJK & M. WAKKER  Concepts of Polymer thermodynamics 
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, rheological behavior, and microphase structures. As a result, the most important physical and mechanical characteristics of blends can be identified.  
14  K.Stowe  An Introduction to Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics 
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15  A.B. Pippard  Elements of classical thermodynamics 
Review: The laws of thermodynamics are amongst the most assured and wideranging 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 
17  DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK – THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW, Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3.  
18  Dugdale J. S.  Entropy and its Physical Meaning 
Review: 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 
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20  D. Pitts, L. Sissom  Schaum’s Outline of Heat Transfer 
Review: 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 stepbystep 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 worldwideand 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 upperlevel 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 introduced, including topics that are useful for understanding how probability and statistics are used. Magnetism and the Ising model are considered in greater depth than in most undergraduate texts, and ideal quantum gases are treated within a uniform framework. Advanced chapters on fluids and critical phenomena are appropriate for motivated undergraduates and beginning graduate students. – Integrates Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations as well as other numerical techniques throughout the text – Provides selfcontained introductions to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics – Discusses probability concepts and methods in detail – Contains ideas and methods from contemporary research – Includes advanced chapters that provide a natural bridge to graduate study – Features more than 400 problems – Programs are open source and available in an executable crossplatform format – Solutions manual (available only to teachers) 

22  W. Greiner, L. Niese, H. Stocker  Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 
23  Guggenheim E.  Thermodynamics An Advanced Treatment for Chemists and Physicists 
24  Klenin V. J.  Thermodynamics of Systems Containing FlexibleChain Polymers 
25  Kittel  Thermal Physics 
Review: CONGRATULATIONS TO HERBERT KROEMER, 2000 NOBEL LAUREATE FOR PHYSICS For upperdivision 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 19thcentury classical mechanics concepts.  
26  Fermi E.  Thermodynamics 
Review; 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 
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28  Introduction to Thermodynamics with Applications  
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29  Callen H.  Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics 2ed 
Review; 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 
Review; 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 by different writers and a general lack of reference to earlier papers, the later writers have given wide generalizations of the results of earlier investigators. The second part of the book is intended to give an elementary exposition of the more important results concerning linear groups in a Galois Field. The linear groups investigated by Galois, Jordan and Serret were defined for the field of integers taken modulo p and the general Galois Field enters only incidentally in their investigations. The linear fractional group in a general Galois Field was partially investigated by Mathieu, and exhaustively by Moore, Burnside and Wiman. The work of Moore first emphasized the importance of employing in group problems the general Galois Field in place of the special field of integers, the results being almost as simple and the investigations no more complicated. In this way the systems of linear groups studied by Jordan have all be generalized by the author and in the investigation of new systems the Galois Jb’ield has been employed ab initio.  
31  Reif F.  Fundamentals of Statistical And Thermal Physics 
Review; This book is designed for the juniorsenior 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 
Review; 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 bars and an ideal gassolid mixture. A simple strategy can fail when instabilities are encountered. Illustrative examples of thermodynamic stability theory include rudimentary analysis of colddrawing in polymers, martensitic transformations in plates, instabilities in rubber ballons and sheets, peeling tapes, breaking bars, buckling of beams and instabilities produced by electromagnetic fields in liquid crystals. Nonequilibrium theory is illustrated by head conduction in rigid and deformable bars, including a fairly common way of using the Clausius Duhem inequality to get thermodynamic restrictions on constitutive equations. Also covered is some elementary onedimensional theory of shock waves and slowermoving phase boundaries. Drawing on all these experiences, the final chapter treats general ideas in a more abstract way. Included here are discussions of some of the real difficulties.  
33  Linder B.  Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics 
Review; This book is based on a set of lecture notes for a onesemester firstyearchemistry 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 
Review; 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 topics and extensive references makes this an invaluable resource for researchers as well as students – a textbook that will be retained on the shelf long after the course is completed.  
35  Lemons D.  An Introduction to Stochastic Processes in Physics 
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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 manybody 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 
Review; This text provides a thoroughly modern graduatelevel 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, crossover behavior, finitesize scaling, perturbative renormalization methods, lowdimensional 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 approach. In particular, the perturbative method introduced leads, among applications, to a simple derivation of the epsilon expansion in which all the actual calculations (at least to lowest order) reduce to simple counting, avoiding the need for Feynman diagrams.  
38  Isihara  Statistical Physics 
Review; This book consists of three parts. Part I, which includes Chapters 14, 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 59, 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 manybody theories.  
39  Kadanoff L.  Statistical PhysicsStatics, Dynamics and Renormalization 
Review; The material presented in this invaluable textbook has been tested in two courses. One of these is a graduatelevel survey of statistical physics; the other, a rather personal perspective on critical behavior. Thus, this book defines a progression starting at the booklearning part of graduate education and ending in the midst of topics at the research level. To supplement the researchlevel side the book includes some research papers. Several of these are classics in the field, including a suite of six works on selforganized criticality and complexity, a pair on diffusionlimited aggregation, some papers on correlations near critical points, a few of the basic sources on the development of the realspace renormalization group, and several papers on magnetic behavior in a plain geometry. In addition, the author has included a few of his own papers.  
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 2224, 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 
Review; 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 
Review; A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.  
43  Stochastic Processes in Physics , Chemistry and Biology  
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