Elements of Statistical Mechanics

With an Introduction to Quantum Field Theory and Numerical Simulation

Elements of Statistical Mechanics
  • By Ivo Sachs

    By Siddhartha Sen

    By James Sexton

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Online Publication Date:May 2010

    Online ISBN:9780511755620

    Hardback ISBN:9780521841986

    Paperback ISBN:9780521143646

  • Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511755620

    Subjects: Statistical Physics

This concise introduction to the key concepts and tools of modern statistical mechanics is self-contained. Combining analytical and numerical techniques, it also covers advanced topics such as non-relativistic quantum field theory. After introducing classical analytical techniques, the authors present important numerical methods and a diverse range of applications. Quantum statistical mechanics is then analyzed and applied to topics in astrophysics and cosmology. Combining the authors' many years' experience of teaching courses in this area, this textbook is ideal for advanced students in physics, chemistry and mathematics.


"It is a well-written book, providing general information and stimulating discussions on different and relevant topics in many-particle physical systems. In this sense it constitutes a short and introductory guide to many subjects which may be of interest for undergraduate and postgraduate students in physics, a purpose clearly established in the preface."
Marco Corgini, Mathematical Reviews