About the Book

Statistical Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics

A Set of Lectures
March 1998
Trade Paperback · 368 Pages
$56.00 U.S. · $64.50 CAN · £37.99 U.K. · €39.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780201360769
Westview Press
Advanced Books Classics


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Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the physics of condensed matter. This book provides a concise introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of difficult topics, while challenging the student to reflect upon as yet unanswered questions.

About the Author

Richard P. Feynman was raised in Far Rockaway, New York, and received his Ph.D. from Princeton. He held professorships at both Cornell and the California Institute of Technology. In 1965 he received the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics. He died in 1988.