I was interested in working through a textbook on statistical mechanics, but as I’m no longer active in a physics department at a university, I was wondering what textbooks are commonly used these days. I have the book Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics by F. Reif, but this was published in 1965 and doesn’t seem to have had any later editions. It still seems to be well-regarded and used in several places, but I was wondering if there are any more recent books that are also used in current stat-mech courses.
If you take a course in statistical mechanics, please leave me a comment to say what book(s) you use (and what you think of them!). Thanks.