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By Piero Olla

This textbook deals a sophisticated undergraduate or preliminary graduate point creation to themes reminiscent of kinetic concept, equilibrium statistical mechanics and the idea of fluctuations from a contemporary point of view. the purpose is to supply the reader with the required instruments of chance concept and thermodynamics (especially the thermodynamic potentials) to allow next research at complicated graduate point. while, the booklet deals a bird's eye view on arguments which are usually left out mainly curriculum courses. 

Further positive factors contain a spotlight at the interdisciplinary nature of the topic and in-depth dialogue of other interpretations of the idea that of entropy. whereas a few familiarity with easy recommendations of thermodynamics and chance concept is believed, this doesn't expand past what's as a rule acquired in easy undergraduate curriculum courses.

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