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written by C. Kittel and Herbert Kroemer
This textbook is for upper division courses in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.  This text focuses on the quantum treatment of statistical mechanics.  The companion website includes updated material and an instructor's manual (registration required).
Pages 496
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© 1980
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Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Thermal physics
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Still a classic

Author: Bill Franz
Posted: June 30, 2006 at 2:01PM
Source: The Nucleus collection

Rarely does a senior professor encounter a text that still works after the test of many years.  Kittel's Thermal Physics is such a work.  The fundamentals are clearly presented, the problems are still relavant, and students find the book very readable.

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Author: Justin
Posted: November 3, 2004 at 7:18PM
Source: The Nucleus collection

We used this text for our Stat Mech course and I really like
it. It can be a little dense in some places, but overall it's
readable and just about the right level of difficulty for a
senior physics course. There are many excellent problems
included. Definitely a worthwhile investment...

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Great Book

Author: Damian
Posted: March 21, 2004 at 9:16PM
Source: The Nucleus collection

I used this book during my Thermal Phisics course
at Berkeley, and it was great. The derivations are
concise and the explanations are thorough. I
really enjoyed the excersises in this book as
well, they follow the subject matter of each
chapter very well, elucidating many of the
inticacies that a first time stat mech student

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