The Boltzmann Factor

E. Brian Smith
St. Catherine's College, Oxford 
Cardiff University


CONTENTS

 

Prologue

1. Introduction

2. Thermodynamic properties: Energy, entropy and equilibrium

3. Two-level system

4. Partial functions

5. Equally-spaced energy levels and simple solids

6. Perfect monatomic gases

7. Diatomic and polyatomic gases

8. Intermolecular energy

9. Equilibrium

10. Rates of reaction

11. Quantum statistics

Epilogue

Further reading

Appendices

Index