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Fundamentals of Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5226551
  • Book
  • January 2002
  • 768 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A comprehensive introduction to this important subject, presenting the fundamentals of classical and statistical thermodynamics through carefully developed concepts which are supported by many examples and applications.

Each chapter includes numerous carefully worked out examples and problems

Takes a more applied approach rather than theoretical

Necessary mathematics is left simple

Accessible to those fairly new to the subject
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List of Symbols.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Thermodynamic Laws, Symbols and Units

Some Further Preliminary Aspects of Thermodynamics

Zeroth Law, Thermal Equilibrium and Thermometry

The First Law of Thermodynamics

Some Consequences of the First Law

Some Applications of the First Law

The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Concept of Entropy

Some Further Applications of the Combined First and Second Laws

The Third Law of Thermodynamics

Free Energy and Applications of Thermodynamic Principles

Free Energy and Chemical Equilibrium

Fundamental Concepts of Statistical Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics Applied to Classical Thermodynamics

Phase Equilibria and Phase Transition

Distribution Functions and Thermodynamics of Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein Gases

Heat Capacities of Solids and Gases

Solutions to Exercises

Appendices

Index
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Bimalendu N. Roy The Polytechnic of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia (formerly at Brunel University, UK.
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