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SCHRÖDINGER, Erwin.

Statistical Thermodynamics.

Course of Seminar Lectures. Delivered in January - March 1944, at the School of Theoretical Physics.

Dublin, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944 Stock Code: 140666
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Pre-publication hectographed typescript of Schrödinger's ground-breaking attempt "to develop briefly one simple, unified standard method" of dealing with all cases of statistical thermodynamics (General Introduction, p. 1). Printed in "a very small edition", it precedes the Cambridge University Press book-form edition of 1946, published for a wider readership (CUP note).
Schrödinger was senior professor at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies School of Theoretical Physics from 1940 to 1956. "From January to March, 1944, Schrödinger had returned to one of his first loves in science in a course of lectures on Statistical Thermodynamics at D.I.A.S. They were published in a small hectographed edition and later (1946) by the Cambridge University Press. In less than one hundred pages he covered the fundamentals of the subject with an insight and clarity that have never been equalled. The book is a distillation of his many years of creative work in the field, and one hears echoes of the passionate discussions of the twenties with Planck, Ehrenfest, and Einstein" (Moore, p. 415).

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Description

Quarto. Original black cloth-backed orange card wrappers, printed paper spine label, author, title, and date printed in black to front cover.

Illustrations

Hectographed typescript, printed on rectos only, ff. [2], 135.

Condition

Ownership signature of Irish chemist Ernest Tyrrall in ink to title page. Spine sunned, cloth a little frayed and lifting at ends, wrappers creased and a touch faded in places, contents uniformly toned and clean. A very good copy.

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