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Recommended texts and other resources
- K. Huang, 1987, Statistical Mechanics , Wiley. Covers thermodynamics, equilibrium classical and quantum statistical mechanics and phase transitions. Apart from some kinetic theory, it does not discuss non equilibrium systems (however, if you are starting from a base of understanding this text book you are in a good position to start this course).
- N.G. van Kampen, 1992 Stochastic processes in Physics and Chemistry , North Holland. Thorough discussion of fluctuations (Brownian motion) and birth and death processes (master equations).
- R. Kubo, N. Today and N. Hashitsume, 1991 Statistical Physics II: Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Springer. Covers similar ground to van Kampen as well as theory of non equilibrium thermodynamics: which are not covered in this subject.
- G. Nicolis and I. Prigogine, 1977, Self-organisation in non equilibrium systems, Wiley. A classic by the inventors of the theory of pattern formation.
- H.S.Wio, 1994, An introduction to Stochastic Processes and Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics , World Scientific. This book is followed closely in parts, especially on stability and pattern formation.
- Related Handbook entries
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Last updated: 25 May 2021