A clear and concise introduction to the basic theories of andlinkages between thermodynamics and statistical mechanics thermodynamics is concerned with the macroscopic properties ofmatter statistical mechanics on the other hand relates andinterprets the properties of a macroscopic system in terms of itsmicroscopic units. This introductory textbook for undergraduate courses in thermodynamics starts with an overview of important quantum behaviors before introducing the ideas of classical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. In this clear and concise introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics the reader who will have some previous exposure to thermodynamics will be guided through each of the two disciplines separately initially to provide an in depth understanding of the area and thereafter the connection between the two is presented and discussed. Statistical mechanics or statistical thermodynamics as it is often called is concerned with predicting and as far as possible interpreting the macro thermodynamics and introductory statistical mechanics by bruno linder isbn 0 471 47459 2 2004 john wiley sons inc 129
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