An introduction to statistical thermodynamics
The book is written for readers at the level of science undergraduates. It takes a statistical point of view throughout, showing how the approach of finding the quantum energy levels of a system and then deriving its partition function has a wide range of applications. As is to be expected it has quite a bit of maths, especially at the start. Well actually the maths continues throughout the book, but the later parts have more discussion of the topics, and so are easier to read without following the mathematics There is also a chapter on the use of computer simulations in the study of thermodynamic systems, including monte carlo methods and molecular dynamics calculations.