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5.0 out of 5 stars very clear in thought
In my opinion, the most characteristic of the book is its very clearness. Through this book, one, especially a graduate student can easily grasp the spirit of the statistics mechanisms. while, other similar book often brings reader into a puzzled place. The only drawback for the book is too expensive to me.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Another bad stat. mech. book
I think the only reason professors use this book is because it has hard problems and all the major topics seem to be listed in the chapter headings. Unfortunately, there are major sections of this book where the author derives equation after equation to get to a final result in the most archaic method imaginable. This makes it very hard to read this book. Good luck on...
Published on Feb. 12 2003 by Mayer A. Landau


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2.0 out of 5 stars Another bad stat. mech. book, Feb. 12 2003
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Mayer A. Landau (Albuquerque, NM) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Statistical Mechanics (Paperback)
I think the only reason professors use this book is because it has hard problems and all the major topics seem to be listed in the chapter headings. Unfortunately, there are major sections of this book where the author derives equation after equation to get to a final result in the most archaic method imaginable. This makes it very hard to read this book. Good luck on trying to pull out the important stuff! There are very few worked out examples, and insight is generally sparse. Certainly not a book for just looking things up, or using in a class either.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good explanations, but a couple of small problems, Oct. 21 2003
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Andy (Australia) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Statistical Mechanics (Paperback)
I'm currently reading this book. So far the material has been well-presented in a logical form. The book comprehensively covers the basics, and discusses a few more modern topics too.
Just a few *small* gripes though. Firstly I find the equation numbering somewhat confusing. Secondly, some of the exercises are a nightmare simply because they are not well stated. Thus, although some exercises add considerably to my understanding - as they should - some take an annoyingly long time to figure out what is meant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very clear in thought, April 29 2000
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This review is from: Statistical Mechanics (Paperback)
In my opinion, the most characteristic of the book is its very clearness. Through this book, one, especially a graduate student can easily grasp the spirit of the statistics mechanisms. while, other similar book often brings reader into a puzzled place. The only drawback for the book is too expensive to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent graduate-level book., Jan. 14 2000
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This review is from: Statistical Mechanics (Paperback)
A carefully prepared book, extremely meticulous in the logical stucture of statistical mechanics. It contains interesting introductions to a few topics of current research.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for graduate student!, July 27 1999
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A well written advanced text for graduate students and researchers. Perfect alternative to "Landau & Lifschitz" and other boring stuff.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lacks any Physical Insight, June 8 1999
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Although this book covers a wide variety of topics, the problems are tedious and the text seems to systematically avoid discussing the physical meaning of any of its various results. I thought that this book would serve the much-needed function of a post-Reif, more mathematical treatment of Stat Mech, but boy was I wrong.
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