Written to introduce readers to molecular descriptions of thermodynamics, chemical systems, and biomolecules, Statistical
Thermodynamics discusses the aspects of statistical thermodynamics of most use and interest to chemistry students. Topics
include: probability; energy and interactions; statistical mechanics; harmonic oscillators; ideal gas; imperfect gas; heat
capacities of gas; rubber elasticity; conformation of polymers; surface adsorption; law of mass action; Ising model; and more.
Rich with illustrations and tables to illuminate rather difficult concepts, the text equips students with the ability to apply
the method to their own systems.