The structure of this text is simple and transparent, enabling the easy mapping of the text onto a one-semester course syllabus and the attendant study. There are 8 chapters total and one three-part appendix. Throughout the text the student finds numerous examples (solved problems) reaching from cosmic to molecular evolution or from cloud formation to Bose condensation. von Hentschke, Reinhard
Reinhard Hentschke got his PhD degree in 1987 at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA. Since 1999 he has been Professor of theoretical physics (statistical mechanics of soft matter/chemical physics) at the Bergische Universität, Wuppertal, Germany. His research interests have frequently straddled the boundary between physics and chemistry. As a group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research he has concentrated on computer modelling of polymers.