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Statistical mechanics

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Published by Plenum Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Statistical mechanics.,
  • Chemistry, Physical and theoretical.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Statementedited by Bruce J. Berne.
SeriesModern theoretical chemistry ;, v. 5-6
ContributionsBerne, Bruce J., 1940-
LC ClassificationsQC174.8 .S7
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4902063M
ISBN 100306335050
LC Control Number76046977

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