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## Oxford Graduate Texts: Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Molecular Simulation (Hardback)Statistical mechanics has found applications outside of physics, chemistry, and engineering, including biology, social sciences, economics, and applied mathematics. This book is aimed primarily at graduate students in chemistry or engineering, who are increasingly finding themselves engaged in research activities that cross traditional disciplinary lines. ## $44.32 |

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From the back cover: “Complex systems that bridge the traditional disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science can be studied at an unprecedented level of detail using increasingly sophisticated theoretical methodology and high-speed computers. The aim of this book is to prepare burgeoning users and developers to become active participants in this exciting and rapidly advancing research area by uniting for the first time, in one monograph, the basic concepts of equilibrium and time-dependent statistical mechanics with the modern techniques used to solve the complex problems that arise in real-world applications.

“The book contains a detailed review of classical and quantum mechanics, in-depth discussions of the most commonly used ensembles simultaneously with modern computational techniques such as molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo, and important topics including free-energy calculations, linear-response theory, harmonic baths and the generalized Langevin equation, critical phenomena, and advanced conformational sampling methods. Burgeoning users and developers are thus provided with firm grounding to become active participants in this exciting and rapidly advancing research area, while experienced practitioners will find the book to be a useful reference tool for the field.”

**BRIEF CONTENTS**

- 1 Classical mechanics
- 2 Theoretical foundations of classical statistical mechanics
- 3 The microcanonical ensemble and introduction to molecular dynamics
- 4 The canonical ensemble
- 5 The isobaric ensembles
- 6 The grand canonical ensemble
- 7 Monte Carlo
- 8 Free energy calculations
- 9 Quantum mechanics
- 10 Quantum ensembles and the density matrix
- 11 The quantum ideal gases: Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics
- 12 The Feynman path integral
- 13 Classical time-dependent statistical mechanics
- 14 Quantum time-dependent statistical mechanics
- 15 The Langevin and generalized Langevin equations
- 16 Critical phenomena
- Appendix A Properties of the Dirac delta-function
- Appendix B Evaluation of energies and forces
- Appendix C Proof of the Trotter theorem
- Appendix D Laplace transforms
- References
- Index

## Details

- SKU:
- 1810
- Subject:
- Statistical Mechanics
- Author:
- Tuckerman, Mark E.
- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- Publish Date:
- 2010
- Format:
- Hardback
- Weight (pounds):
- 3.42
- Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
- 7″x10″x1.6″
- ISBN-13:
- 9780198525264
- ISBN-10:
- 0198525265
- Grade Level:
- Graduate

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