2. The postulates of thermodynamics;
3. Generalized thermodynamic potentials;
4. First applications of thermodynamics;
5. Application to process design: flow systems;
6. Statistical mechanics;
7. Molecular interactions;
8. Fugacity and vapor-liquid equilibrium;
9. Activity, vapor-liquid, and liquid-liquid equilibrium;
10. Reaction equilibrium;
11. Thermodynamics of polymers;
12. Thermodynamics of surfaces; Appendix A. Mathematical background; Appendix B. Fluid equations of state; Appendix C. Microscopic balances for open systems; Bibliography; Index.
Juan J. de Pablo is the Liew Family Professor at the Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, and a former Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Center on Structured Interfaces, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has won several teaching awards, been awarded a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering from the NSF and is a Fellow of the APS and AAAS.
Jay D. Schieber Illinois Institute of Technology.
Jay D. Schieber is Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Department of Physics, and Director of the Center for Molecular Study of Condensed Soft Matter, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has been a visiting professor at universities in both Europe and Asia, holds numerous teaching awards, and was the 2004 Hougen Scholar at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.