Graduate Level Texts for Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

  1. Roger Bowley and Mariana Sanchez, Introductory Statistical Mechanics, Oxford University Press (1996).

  2. H. B. Callen, Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, John Wiley and Sons (1985).

  3. D. Chandler, Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics, Oxford University Press (1987).

  4. Debashish Chowdhury and Dietrich Stauffer, Principles of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Wiley-VCH (2000). ISBN: 3-527-40300-0.

  5. D. A. R. Dalvit, J. Frastal, and I. D. Lawrie, Problems in Statistical Mechanics, IOP Press (2000). ISBN: 0 7503 0521 5 (paperback).

  6. Teunis C. Dorlas, Statistical Mechanics: Fundamentals and Model Solutions, IOP Press (1999). ISBN: 0750305401 (paperback). A textbook on equilibrium statistical mechanics for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics and physics. The author's aim is to provide a fresh approach to the subject, setting out the basic assumptions clearly and emphasizing the importance of the thermodynamic limit and the role of convexity. The role of models for physical systems is also clearly explained and various models are discussed and solved. An understanding of these models is of increasing importance as they have proved to have applications in many areas of mathematics and physics. The book includes problems and solutions.

  7. C. Garrod, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Oxford University Press (1995).

  8. David L. Goodstein, States of Matter, Dover (1985). See the review in Am. J. Phys. 44, 610-611 (1976).

  9. Walter Greiner, Ludwig Neise, and Horst Stocker, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Springer-Verlag (1995).

  10. Charles E. Hecht, Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, Dover (1998). ISBN: 0486404579

  11. Terrell L. Hill, Statistical Mechanics: Principles and Selected Applications, Dover Publications (1987). ISBN: 0-12-355045-9.

  12. Terrell L. Hill, An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics, 1960 Dover Publications 198).

  13. Josef Honerkamp, Statistical Physics: An Advanced Approach with Applications, Springer-Verlag (1998). ISBN: 3-540-63978-0.

  14. J. M. Honig, Thermodynamics, second edition, Academic Press (June 1999).

  15. William G. Hoover, Computational Statistical Mechanics, Elsevier (1991).

  16. William G. Hoover, Time Reversibility, Computer Simulation, and Chaos, (World Scientific (1999).

  17. John B. Hudson, Thermodynamics of Materials, Wiley (1996).

  18. Leo P. Kadanoff, Statistical Physics: Statics, Dynamics and Renormalization, World-Scientific (2000). ISBN 981-02-3764-2.

  19. Irving M. Klotz and Robert M. Rosenburg, Chemical Thermodynamics, Wiley (1994). chemistry oriented.

  20. R. Kubo, Statistical Mechanics, North-Holland (1965).

  21. L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, Statistical Physics, Addison-Wesley (1969).

  22. Bernard H. Lavenda, Statistical Physics: A Probabilistic Approach, Wiley-Interscience (1992). ISBN: 0-471-54607-0

  23. Sheng-keng Ma, Statistical Mechanics, World Scientific (1985).

  24. Gene F. Mazenko, Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Wiley (2001). ISBN: 0-471-32839-1

  25. Donald A. McQuarrie, Statistical Mechanics, Harper and Row (1976).

  26. G. Morandi, E. Ercolessi, and F. Napoli, Statistical Mechanics, An Intermediate Course, 2nd Edition, World Scientific (2001). ISBN 981-02-4477-0.

  27. Arnold Munster, Classical Thermodynamics, John Wiley and Sons (1970).

  28. A. Munster, Statistical Thermodynamics, Springer-Verlag (1969).

  29. R. K. Pathria, Statistical Mechanics, second edition, Butterworth-Heinemann (1996).

  30. George Phillies, Elementary Lectures in Statistical Mechanics, Springer-Verlag (2000).

  31. M. Plischke and B. Bergersen, Equilibrium Statistical Physics, second edition, Prentice Hall (1994).

  32. L. Reichl, A Modern Course in Statistical Physics, second edition, Wiley-Interscience (1998). ISBN: 0471595209. See review by James H. Luscombe in Amer. J. Phys. 67, 1285 (1999).

  33. H. S. Robertson, Statistical Thermodynamics, Prentice-Hall (1993).

  34. M. Toda, R. Kubo, and N. Saito, Statistical Physics I: Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Springer-Verlag (1983).

  35. J. R. Waldram, The Theory of Thermodynamics, Cambridge University Press (1985).

  36. J. D. Walecka, Fundamentals of Statistical Mechanics, World Scientific Press (2001). (Text based on notes of Felix Bloch.)

  37. Richard E. Wilde and Surjit Singh, Statistical Mechanics: Fundamentals and Modern Applications, Wiley-Interscience (1998). ISBN: 0-471-16165-9. This book examines the latest developments in statistical mechanics in the context of physical chemistry.

  38. J. R. Zheng, referee, Problems and Solutions on Thermodynamics and Statistical mechanics, World Scientific (1990). ISBN: 981-02-0056-0.

Related texts

  1. Radu Balescu, Statistical Dynamics: Matter Out of Equilibrium, Imperial College Press (1997). ISBN: 1-86094-046-3

  2. Stephen G. Brush, Statistical Physics and the Atomic Theory of Matter (1983).

  3. 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.

  4. Carlo Cercignani, Ludwig Boltzmann, The Man Who Trusted Atoms, Oxford University Press (1999). ISBN: 0-19-850154-4.

  5. S. R. De Groot and P. Mazur, Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics (1962, reissued 1984).

  6. Cyril Domb, The Critical Point, Taylor and Francis (1996). [QC 173.4 .C74 D55]

  7. G. Gallavotti, Statistical Mechanics, Springer (1999). An analysis of the conceptual foundations of statistical mechanics as formulated by Boltzmann.

  8. J. Williard Gibbs, Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics, Ox Bow Press. Reprint of original 1902 edition.

  9. The Scientific Papers of J. Williard Gibbs, Volume 1: Thermodynamics, Ox Bow Press. Reprint of original 1906 edition.

  10. The Scientific Papers of J. Williard Gibbs, Volume II, Ox Bow Press. Reprint of original 1906 edition.

  11. H. Gould and J. Tobochnik, An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods, second edition, Addison-Wesley (1996).

  12. Dieter H. E. Gross, Microcanonical Thermodynamics: Phase Transitions in "Small" Systems, World-Scientific (2001). ISBN 981-02-4215-8.

  13. S. R. De Groot and P. Mazur, Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics (1962, reissued 1984).

  14. P. C. Hemmer, H. Holden, and S. K. Rarkje, The Collected Works of Lars Onsager, World Scientific (1997). ISBN: 981-02-2563-6.

  15. Xavier de Hemptinne, Non-Equilibrium Statistical Thermodynamics Applied to Fluid Dynamics and Laser Physics, table of contents.

  16. Akira Isihara, Electron Liquids, second edition, Springer-Verlag (1998).

  17. E. T. Jaynes, Papers on Probability, Statistics and Statistical Physics, Kluwer Academic, edited by R. D. Rosenkrantz.

  18. Joel Keizer, Statistical Thermodynamics of Nonequilibrium Processes (1987).

  19. D. K. Kondepudi and Ilya Prigogine, Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures, John Wiley and Sons (1998). ISBN: 0471973947.

  20. David A. Lavis and George M. Bell, Statistical Mechanics of Lattice Systems, Vols. 1 and 2, Springer-Verlag (1999). ISBN: 3-540-64437-7, 3-540-64436-9

  21. Harvey S. Leff and Andrew F. Rex, Maxwell's Demon - Entropy, Information, Computing, Princeton University Press (1990).

  22. Jorge A. Lopez and Claudio Dorso, Lectures Notes on Phase Transformations in Nuclear Matter: The Liquid-Gas Phase Transition, World-Scientific (2000). ISBN: 981-02-4007-4.

  23. Gerald D. Mahan, Many Particle Physics, third edition, Kluwer Academic (2000). ISBN: 0-306-46338-5

  24. Edward A. Mason and T. H. Spurling, The Virial Equation of State (1969).

  25. Paul H. E. Meijer, editor Views of a Physicist: Selected Papers of N. G. van Kampen, World=Scientific (2001). ISBN: 981-02-4357-X.

  26. S. Redner, A Guide to First-Passage Processes, Cambridge University Press (2002).

  27. David Ruelle, Statistical Mechanics, Rigorous Results Springer (1999).

  28. Subir Sachdev, Quantum Phase Transitions, Cambridge University Press (2000). ISBN: 0 521 58254 7 [QC175.16.P5S23]

  29. Steven Savitt, editor, Time's Arrows Today, Cambridge (1995). [BD 638 T57]

  30. J. F. Shooley, editor, Temperature: Its Measurement and Control in Science and Industry, AIP Press (1992). ISBN: 1-56396-093-1.

  31. R. F. Streater, Statistical Dynamics: A Stoctastic Approach to Nonequilibrioum Thermodynamics, Imperial College press (1996). ISBN: 1-86094-004-8.

  32. John L. Stanford and Stephen B. Vardeman, Statistical Methods for Physical Science, Academic Press (1994).

  33. H. Eugene Stanley, Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena (1971, reprinted 1987).

  34. Isabelle Stengers and Ilya Prigogine, The End of Certainty: Time, Chaos, and the New Laws of Nature, The Free Press (1998). ISBN: 0684837056.

  35. Salvatore Torquato, Random Heterogeneous Materials: Microstructure and Macroscopic Properties, Springer-Verlag (2002).

  36. Manuel G. Velarde and Fransisco Cuadros, editors, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, World Scientific (1995). ISBN: 981-02-2417-6. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Teaching Modern Physics.

  37. Christian von Baeyer, Maxwell's demon: Why warmth disperses and time passes, Modern Library (1998). ISBN: 0375753729 [QC 318.M35 V66].

  38. Bruce J. West, Physiology, Promiscuity, and Prophecy at the Millennium, World-Scientific (1999). (Complex phenomena.)

  39. Robert Zwanzig, Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Oxford University Press (2002).

  40. W. H. Zurek, ed., Complexity, Entropy, and the Physics of Information, Addison-Wesley (1990). table of contents. [QC 39 S48]

Updated 15 December 2001.