This book covers the broad subject of equilibrium statistical mechanics along with many advanced and modern topics such as nucleation, spinodal decomposition, inherent structures of liquids and liquid crystals. Unlike other books on the market, this comprehensive text not only deals with the primary fundamental ideas of statistical mechanics but also covers contemporary topics in this broad and rapidly developing area of chemistry and materials science.

chapter 1|16 pages


chapter 2|10 pages

Probability and Statistics

chapter 4|14 pages

Liouville Theorem and Liouville Equation

chapter 6|16 pages

Fluctuations and Response Functions

chapter 10|22 pages

Lattice Models Including Ising

chapter 11|38 pages

Distribution Function Theory of Liquids

chapter 12|22 pages

Hard Core Interactions

chapter 13|22 pages

Perturbation Theories of Liquids

chapter 16|14 pages

Phase Transition: Elementary Concepts

chapter 20|6 pages

Yang-Lee Theory of Phase Transition

chapter 21|18 pages

Classical Density Functional Theory

chapter 22|22 pages

Surface Phenomena and Surface Tension

chapter 28|24 pages

Polymers in Solutions and Polymer Collapse