Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Texts

Graduate texts, Popular books

Undergraduate texts

  1. Vinay Ambegaokar, Reasoning About Luck: Probability and its Uses in Physics, Cambridge University Press (1996).
  2. Daniel J. Amit and Yosef Verbin, Statistical Physics, World Scientific (1999).
  3. P. W. Atkins, The Second Law, W. H. Freeman (1984).
  4. Martin Bailyn, A Survey of Thermodynamics, Bailyn's book, A Survey of Thermodynamics, AIP (1994).
  5. Ralph Baierlein, Thermal Physics, Cambridge University Press, New York (1999). Table of contents. See reviews by R. Kutner in Eur. J. Phys. 21, 197 (2000), Gayle Cook in Am. J. Phys. 67, 1285 (1999), and H. Gould, Physics Today 53 (8), 44-45 (2000).
  6. Ralph Baierlein, Atoms and Information Theory: An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics, Freeman (1971).
  7. A. Baracca, R. Livi, and S. Ruffio, Statistical Mechanics: Foundations, Problems, Perspectives,World Scientific (2002).
  8. Robert P. Baumann, Modern Thermodynamics with Statistical Mechanics, Macmillan (1992).
  9. David S. Betts and Roy E. Turner, Introductory Statistical Mechanics, Addison-Wesley (1993).
  10. Craig F. Bohren and Bruce A. Albrecht. Atmospheric Thermodynamics, Oxford University Press (1998).
  11. Stephen Blundell and Katherine Blundell, Thermal Physics, second edition, Oxford University Press (2009).
  12. R. Bowley and M. Sanchez, Introductory Statistical Mechanics, second edition, Oxford University Press (2000). See review by K. Binder in Eur. J. Phys. 21, 197 (2000).
  13. Anatoly I. Burshtein, Introduction to Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory of Matter, Wiley (1996).
  14. Ashley H. Carter, Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics, Prentice Hall (2001).
  15. Yi-Chen Cheng, Macroscopic and Statistical Thermodynamics, World Scientific (2006).
  16. Teunis C. Dorlas, Statistical Mechanics, IOP Publishing (1999).
  17. J. S. Dugdale, Entropy and its Physical Meaning, Taylor & Francis (1996).
  18. J. B. Fenn, Engines, Energy and Entropy, W. H. Freeman (1982).
  19. E. Fermi, Thermodynamics, Prentice Hall (1937), reprinted by Dover. A clear, thoughtful, and thorough treatment of classical thermodynamics.
  20. Thomas P. Espinola, Introduction to Thermophysics, Wm. C. Brown Publishers (1994).
  21. C. B. P. Finn, Thermal Physics, second edition, Chapman & Hall (1993).
  22. J. D. Gale and J. M. Seddon, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Wiley-Interscience, New York (2002).
  23. Robert P. H. Gasser and W. Graham Richards, An introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics, World Scientific (1995) (chemistry oriented).
  24. A. M. Glazer and J. S. Wark, Statistical Mechanics: A Survival Guide, Oxford University Press (2002).
  25. Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik, Statistical and Thermal Physics:With Computer Applications , Princeton University Press (2010).
  26. T. Guenault, Statistical Physics, second edition, Chapman & Hall (1995).
  27. Kerson Huang, Introduction to Statistical Physics, Taylor & Francis (2002).
  28. E. Atlee Jackson, Equilibrium Statistical Thermodynamics (1968).
  29. C. Kittel and H. Kroemer, Thermal Physics, second edition, W. H. Freeman (1980).
  30. Joon Chang Lee, Thermal Physics: Entropy and Free Energies, World Scientific (2002).
  31. Jeffrey D. Lewins, Teaching Thermodynamics, editor, Plenum (1986).
  32. F. Mandl, Statistical Physics, second edition, John Wiley & Sons (1988).
  33. Thomas A. Moore, Six Ideas That Shaped Physics: Unit T: Some Processes Are Irreversible, WCB/McGraw-Hill Paperback (July 1999).
  34. G. Morandi, E Ercolessi, and F Napoli, Statistical Mechanics: An Intermediate Course, 2nd edition, World Scientific (2001).
  35. Philip M. Morse, Thermal Physics, second edition, Benjamin/Cummings, (1969).
  36. Donald Olander, General Thermodynamics, CRC Press (2007).
  37. George Phillies, Elementary Lectures in Statistical Mechanics, Springer-Verlag (2000).
  38. F. Reif, Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics, McGraw-Hill (1965).
  39. F. Reif, Statistical Physics, (Vol. 5 of Berkeley Physics Course), McGraw-Hill (1967).
  40. William C. Reynolds and Henry C. Perkins, Engineering Thermodynamics, second edition (1977).
  41. W. G. V. Rosser, An Introduction to Statistical Physics, John Wiley & Sons (1982).
  42. Bimalendu Narayan Roy, Fundamentals of Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics, John Wiley & Sons (1982).
  43. Daniel V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Thermal Physics, Addison-Wesley (2000). More information available from the author. See reviews by John K. Pribram in Am. J. Phys. 67, 1284 (1999) and H. Gould, Physics Today 53 (8), 44-45 (2000).
  44. F. W. Sears and G. L. Salinger, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Thermodynamics, Addison-Wesley (1975).
  45. E Brian Smith, Basic Chemical Thermodynamics, World Scientific (2004), 5th edition.
  46. M. Sprackling, Thermal Physics, AIP (1992).
  47. Keith S. Stowe, Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, John Wiley & Sons (1984).
  48. Michael Sturge, Statistical and Thermal Physics: Fundamentals and Applications, A. K. Peters (2003).
  49. Dirk ter Haar, Elements of Statistical Mechanics, third edition, Butterworth-Heinemann (1995).
  50. Dirk ter Haar and H. Wergeland, Elements of Thermodynamics, Addison-Wesley (1966).
  51. Chang L. Tien and John H. Lienhard, Statistical Thermodynamics, Hemisphere Publications (1985).
  52. Richard C. Tolman, The Principles of Statistical Mechanics, Oxford University Press (1938); reprinted Dover Publication, 1979.
  53. D. H. Trevena, Statistical Mechanics: An Introduction, Prentice Hall (1993).
  54. F. Villars and G. Benedek, Physics, Vol. 2: Statistical Physics, Addison-Wesley (1973).
  55. Benjamin Widom, Statistical Mechanics: A Concise Introduction for Chemists, Cambridge University Press (2002). Reviewed by Leonardo Dagdug in J. Stat. Phys. 112 (1/2), 433 (2003).
  56. Daijiro Yoshioka, Statistical Physics: An Introduction Springer (2007).
  57. M. Zemansky and R. Dittman, Heat and Thermodynamics, McGraw-Hill (1981).

Graduate texts

  1. M. Baus and Carlos F. Tejero, Equilibrium Statistical Physics: Phases of Matter and Phase Transitions, Springer (2008).
  2. Arieh Ben-Naim, Statistical Thermodynamics Based on Information: A Farewell to Entropy, World-Scientific (2007).
  3. Arieh Ben-Naim, Discover Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: A Playful Way of Discovering a Law of Nature, World Scientific (2010).
  4. Michel Le Bellac, Fabrice Mortessagne, and G. George Batrouni, Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Thermodynamics, Cambridge University Press (2004). Review by Sidney Redner in Am. J. Phys. 74 , 86-87 (2006).
  5. Stephen R. Berry, Stuart A. Rice, and John Ross, Matter in Equilibrium: Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Oxford University Press (2001), 2nd ed.
  6. Kurt Binder and Walter Kob, Glassy Materials And Disordered Solids, World Scientific (2005).
  7. Roger Bowley and Mariana Sanchez, Introductory Statistical Mechanics, Oxford University Press (1996).
  8. Herbert B. Callen, Thermodynamics, John Wiley and Sons (1960).
  9. H. B. Callen, Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, John Wiley and Sons (1985).
  10. D. Chandler, Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics, Oxford University Press (1987).
  11. Brian Cowan, Topics in Statistical Mechanics, World Scientific (2005).
  12. L. Couture and R. Zitoun, Statistical Thermodynamics and Properties of Matter., Gordon and Breach (2001).
  13. Debashish Chowdhury and Dietrich Stauffer, Principles of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Wiley-VCH (2000).
  14. D. A. R. Dalvit, J. Frastal, and I. D. Lawrie, Problems in Statistical Mechanics, IOP Press (2000).
  15. Norman Davidson, Statistical Mechanics, McGraw-Hill (1962).
  16. Teunis C. Dorlas, Statistical Mechanics: Fundamentals and Model Solutions, IOP Press (1999).
  17. C. Garrod, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Oxford University Press (1995).
  18. Moshe Gitterman and Vivian Halpern, Phase Transitions: A Brief Account with Modern Applications, World Scientific (2004).
  19. David L. Goodstein, States of Matter, Dover (1985). See the review in Am. J. Phys. 44, 610-611 (1976).
  20. Walter Greiner, Ludwig Neise, and Horst Stocker, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Springer-Verlag (1995).
  21. J. Woods Halley, Foundations and Uses of Statistical Mechanics, Cambridge University Press (2006).
  22. Charles E. Hecht, Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, Dover (1998). Reviewed in Journal of Chemical Education 77(2), 161 (2000).
  23. Claudine Hermann, Statistical Physics: Including Applications to Condensed Matter, Springer (2005).
  24. Terrel L. Hill, Thermodynamics of Small Systems, W. A. Benjamin (1963); reprinted Dover Publications, 1994.
  25. Terrell L. Hill, Statistical Mechanics: Principles and Selected Applications, Dover Publications (1987).
  26. Terrell L. Hill, An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics, Addison-Wesley (1960), Dover Publications, 1986.
  27. Josef Honerkamp, Statistical Physics: An Advanced Approach with Applications, Springer-Verlag (1998).
  28. J. M. Honig, Thermodynamics, second edition, Academic Press (June 1999).
  29. William G. Hoover, Computational Statistical Mechanics, Elsevier (1991).
  30. William G. Hoover, Time Reversibility, Computer Simulation, and Chaos, (World Scientific (1999).
  31. Kerson Huang, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, second edition, Wiley (1987).
  32. John B. Hudson, Thermodynamics of Materials, Wiley (1996).
  33. Leo P. Kadanoff, Statistical Physics: Statics, Dynamics and Renormalization, World Scientific (2000).
  34. Irving M. Klotz and Robert M. Rosenburg, Chemical Thermodynamics, Wiley (1994). chemistry oriented.
  35. R. Kubo, Statistical Mechanics, North-Holland (1965).
  36. L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, Statistical Physics, Addison-Wesley (1969).
  37. Peter T. Landsberg, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Oxford University Press (1978); reprinted Dover Publications, 1990.
  38. Bernard H. Lavenda, Statistical Physics: A Probabilistic Approach, Wiley-Interscience (1992).
  39. Yung-Kuo Lim, Problems and Solutions on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, World Scientific (1990).
  40. Sheng-keng Ma, Statistical Mechanics, World Scientific (1985).
  41. Andrew Maczek, Statistical Thermodynamics, Oxford University Press (1998).
  42. Daniel C. Mattis and Robert Swendsen, Statistical Mechanics Made Simple, second edition, World Scientific (2008).
  43. Joaquin Marro and Ronald Dickman, Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions in Lattice Models, Cambridge University Press (1999).
  44. Gene F. Mazenko, Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Wiley (2001).
  45. Gene F. Mazenko, Fluctuations Order and Defects, Wiley Interscience (2002).
  46. Gene F. Mazenko, Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics Wiley (2006).
  47. Donald A. McQuarrie, Statistical Mechanics, Harper and Row (1976). reprinted by University Science Books.
  48. G. Morandi, E. Ercolessi, and F. Napoli, Statistical Mechanics, An Intermediate Course, 2nd edition, World Scientific (2001).
  49. Arnold Munster, Classical Thermodynamics, John Wiley and Sons (1970).
  50. A. Munster, Statistical Thermodynamics, Springer-Verlag (1969).
  51. R. K. Pathria, Statistical Mechanics, second edition, Butterworth-Heinemann (1996).
  52. George Phillies, Elementary Lectures in Statistical Mechanics, Springer-Verlag (2000).
  53. M. Plischke and B. Bergersen, Equilibrium Statistical Physics, World Scientific (2006), 3rd ed.
  54. Noelle Pottier, Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Oxford University Press (2009).
  55. L. Reichl, A Modern Course in Statistical Physics, second edition, Wiley-Interscience (1998). See review by James H. Luscombe in Am. J. Phys. 67, 1285 (1999).
  56. H. S. Robertson, Statistical Thermodynamics, Prentice Hall (1993).
  57. Gilbert S. Rushbrooke, Introduction to Statistical Mechanics, Oxford University Press (1949).
  58. Ivo Sachs, Siddartha Sen, and James Sexton, Elements of Statistical Mechanics With an Introduction to Quantum Field Theory and Numerical Simulation, Cambridge University Press (2006).
  59. ilvio R. A. Salinas, Introduction to Statistical Physics, Springer-Verlag, New York (2001). solutions.
  60. Franz Schwabl, Statistical Mechanics, Springer (2002). Reviewed by Irwin Oppenheim in J. Stat. Phys. 112 (5/6), 1219 (2003).
  61. James Sethna, Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters and Complexity, Oxford University Press (2006).
  62. Boris M. Smirnov, Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems, Wiley-VCH (2006).
  63. Arnold Sommerfeld, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Academic Press (1956).
  64. Tomoyasu Tanaka, Methods of Statistical Physics, Cambridge University Press (2002). Reviewed by Irwin Oppenheim, J. Stat. Phys. 110 (1/2), 457 (2003).
  65. M. Toda, R. Kubo, and N. Saito, Statistical Physics I: Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Springer-Verlag (1983).
  66. Richard C. Tolman, The Principles of Statistical Mechanics, Dover Publications (1979).
  67. Carolyne M Van Vliet, Equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, World Scientific (2008).
  68. J. R. Waldram, The Theory of Thermodynamics, Cambridge University Press (1985).
  69. J. D. Walecka, Fundamentals of Statistical Mechanics, World Scientific Press (2001). (Text based on notes of Felix Bloch.)
  70. Gregory H. Wannier, Statistical Physics, John Wiley and Sons (1966); reprinted Dover Publications, 1987.
  71. Richard E. Wilde and Surjit Singh, Statistical Mechanics: Fundamentals and Modern Applications, Wiley-Interscience (1998). This book examines the latest developments in statistical mechanics in the context of physical chemistry.

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  1. Daniel J. Amit and Victor Martin-Mayor, Field Theory: The Renormalization Group and Critical Phenomena, World Scientific (2005), third edition.
  2. Radu Balescu, Statistical Dynamics: Matter Out of Equilibrium, Imperial College Press (1997).
  3. Jean-Phillippe Bouchaud and Marc Potters, Theory of Financial Risks: From Statistical Physics to Risk Management, Cambridge University Press (2000).
  4. Dorje C. Brody and Land P. Hughston, The Geometry of Statistical Physics, Imperial College Press (2002).
  5. Stephen G. Brush, Statistical Physics and the Atomic Theory of Matter (1983).
  6. Sidney B. Cahn, Gerald D. Mahan, and Boris E. Nadgorny, A Guide to Physics Problems, Part 2, Plenum Press (1997). Includes problems and solutions of thermodynamics and statistical physics.
  7. S. R. De Groot and P. Mazur, Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics (1962, reissued 1984).
  8. Cyril Domb, The Critical Point, Taylor and Francis (1996).
  9. Werner Ebeling and Lutz Schimansky-Geier, Statistical Thermdynamics and Stochastic Theory of Nonlinear Systems Far From Equilibrium, World Scientific (2002).
  10. Paul and Tatiana Ehrenfest, The Conceptual Foundations of the Statistical Approach in Mechanics, Teubner (1912); reprinted Dover Publication (1990).
  11. G. Gallavotti, Statistical Mechanics, Springer (1999). An analysis of the conceptual foundations of statistical mechanics as formulated by Boltzmann.
  12. J. Williard Gibbs, Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics, Ox Bow Press. Reprint of original 1902 edition.
  13. The Scientific Papers of J. Williard Gibbs, Volume 1: Thermodynamics, Ox Bow Press. Reprint of original 1906 edition.
  14. The Scientific Papers of J. Williard Gibbs, Volume II, Ox Bow Press. Reprint of original 1906 edition.
  15. Moshe Gitterman, The Noisy Oscillator, World Scientific (2005).
  16. H. Gould and J. Tobochnik, An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods, third edition, Addison-Wesley (1996).
  17. Dieter H. E. Gross, Microcanonical Thermodynamics: Phase Transitions in "Small" Systems, World Scientific (2001).
  18. S. R. De Groot and P. Mazur, Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics (1962, reissued 1984).
  19. P. C. Hemmer, H. Holden, and S. K. Rarkje, The Collected Works of Lars Onsager, World Scientific (1997).
  20. Xavier de Hemptinne, Non-Equilibrium Statistical Thermodynamics Applied to Fluid Dynamics and Laser Physics,, World-Scientific (2002).
  21. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann and, Michael Schreiber, editors, Computational Statistical Physics: From Billards to Monte Carlo, Springer (2002).
  22. Yurij Holovatch, editor, Order, Disorder and Criticality, World-Scientific (2007).
  23. Kerson Huang, Lectures on Statistical Physics and Protein Folding, World Scientific (2005).
  24. Charles Kittel, Elementary Statistical Physics, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1958; reprinted Krieger, Malabar, Florida, 1988.
  25. Rainer Klages, Microscopic Chaos, Fractals and Transport in Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics, World Scientific (2006).
  26. Akira Isihara, Electron Liquids, second edition, Springer-Verlag (1998).
  27. E. T. Jaynes, Papers on Probability, Statistics and Statistical Physics, Kluwer Academic, edited by R. D. Rosenkrantz.
  28. Joel Keizer, Statistical Thermodynamics of Nonequilibrium Processes (1987).
  29. D. K. Kondepudi and Ilya Prigogine, Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures, John Wiley and Sons (1998).
  30. Werner Krauth, Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computations, Oxford University Press (2006).
  31. David A. Lavis and George M. Bell, Statistical Mechanics of Lattice Systems, Vols. 1 and 2, Springer-Verlag (1999).
  32. Harvey S. Leff and Andrew F. Rex, Maxwell's Demon - Entropy, Information, Computing, Princeton University Press (1990).
  33. Don S. Lemons, An introduction to Stochastic Processes in Physics, John Hopkins Press (2002).
  34. David Lindsey, Boltzmann's Atom: The Great Debate That Launched a Revolution in Physics, Free Press, New York (2001).
  35. Jorge A. Lopez and Claudio Dorso, Lecture Notes on Phase Transformations in Nuclear Matter: The Liquid-Gas Phase Transition World Scientific (2000).
  36. Gerald D. Mahan, Many Particle Physics, third edition, Kluwer Academic (2000).
  37. N. H. March and M. P. Tosi, Introduction to Liquid State Physics, World Scientific (1992).
  38. Edward A. Mason and T. H. Spurling, The Virial Equation of State, Pergamon Press (1969).
  39. Daniel C. Mattis, Many-Body Problem, World Scientific (1993).
  40. Joseph L. McCauley, Dynamics of Markets Econophysics and Finance, Cambridge University Press (2007).
  41. Paul H. E. Meijer, editor Views of a Physicist: Selected Papers of N. G. van Kampen, World Scientific (2001).
  42. Akira Onuki, Phase Transition Dynamics, Cambridge University Press (2002).
  43. Max Planck, The Theory of Heat Radiation, P. Blakiston (1914); reprinted Dover Publications, 1991.
  44. Max Planck, Treatise on Thermodynamics, third English editio., Longmans, (1926); reprinted Dover Publications, 1945.
  45. Huw Price, Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point: New Directions for the Physics of Time, Oxford University Press (1996).
  46. S. Redner, A Guide to First-Passage Processes, Cambridge University Press (2002).
  47. Joseph Rudnick and George Gaspari, Elements of the Random Walk, Cambridge University Press (2004).
  48. David Ruelle, Statistical Mechanics, Rigorous Results, Springer (1999).
  49. Subir Sachdev, Quantum Phase Transitions, Cambridge University Press (2000).
  50. Steven Savitt, editor, Time's Arrows Today, Cambridge (1995).
  51. Erwin Schrodinger, Statistical Thermodynamics, second edition, Cambridge University Press (1952); reprinted Dover Publications, 1989.
  52. Michael Schulz, Statistical Physics and Economics, Springer-Verlag, New York (2003).
  53. J. F. Shooley, editor, Temperature: Its Measurement and Control in Science and Industry, AIP Press (1992).
  54. R. F. Streater, Statistical Dynamics: A Stochastic Approach to Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics, Imperial College Press (1996).
  55. John L. Stanford and Stephen B. Vardeman, Statistical Methods for Physical Science, Academic Press (1994).
  56. H. Eugene Stanley, Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, Oxford University Press (1971, 1987).
  57. Isabelle Stengers and Ilya Prigogine, The End of Certainty: Time, Chaos, and the New Laws of Nature, The Free Press (1998).
  58. Bill Sutherland, Beautiful Models, World Scientific (2004).
  59. Salvatore Torquato, Random Heterogeneous Materials: Microstructure and Macroscopic Properties, Springer-Verlag (2002).
  60. Manuel G. Velarde and Fransisco Cuadros, editors, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, World Scientific (1995). Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Teaching Modern Physics.
  61. Christian von Baeyer, Maxwell's demon: Why Warmth Disperses and Time Passes, Modern Library (1998).
  62. Duane C. Wallace, Statistical Physics of Crystals and Liquids, World Scientific (2003).
  63. Bruce J. West, Physiology, Promiscuity, and Prophecy at the Millennium, World Scientific (1999).
  64. H. Dieter Zeh, The Physical Basis of the Direction of Time, Springer-Verlag (1999).
  65. Robert Zwanzig, Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Oxford University Press (2002).
  66. W. H. Zurek, ed., Complexity, Entropy, and the Physics of Information, Addison-Wesley (1990).

Popular books

  1. Carlo Cercignani, Ludwig Boltzmann, The Man Who Trusted Atoms, Oxford University Press (1999).
  2. Manfred Eigen and Ruthild Winkler, How the Principles of Nature Govern Chance, Princeton University Press (1993).
Undergraduate texts

Updated 12 August 2010.