3 edition of **Introduction to statistical mechanics** found in the catalog.

Introduction to statistical mechanics

Ronald W. Gurney

- 222 Want to read
- 6 Currently reading

Published
**1966**
by Dover Publications in New York
.

Written in English

- Statistical mechanics.

**Edition Notes**

Bibliographical footnotes.

Statement | by Ronald W. Gurney. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QC175 .G8 1966 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | vii, 268 p. |

Number of Pages | 268 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL5996815M |

LC Control Number | 66029184 |

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