Description 
1 online resource (xxix, 674 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Graduate texts in physics, 18684513 

Graduate texts in physics. 18684513

Contents 
Introduction and Zeroth Law  Perfect Gas  The First Law  The Second Law  First and Second Laws Combined  Van der Waals Theory of Imperfect Gases  Internal Energy and Enthalpy: Measurement and Related Examples  Fundamental Equation and the Equations of State  Zeroth Law Revisited; Motive Forces; Thermodynamic Stability  Energy and Entropy Extrema; Legendre Transformations; Thermodynamic Potentials; ClausiusClapeyron Equation; Gibbs Phase Rule  Statistical Thermodynamics: Third Law 
Summary 
This textbook explains completely the general and statistical thermodynamics. It begins with an introductory statistical mechanics course, deriving all the important formulae meticulously and explicitly, without mathematical short cuts. The main part of the book deals with the careful discussion of the concepts and laws of thermodynamics, van der Waals, Kelvin and Claudius theories, ideal and real gases, thermodynamic potentials, phonons and all the related aspects. To elucidate the concepts introduced and to provide practical problem solving support, numerous carefully worked examples are of great value for students. The text is clearly written and punctuated with many interesting anecdotes. This book is written as main textbook for upper undergraduate students attending a course on thermodynamics 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Statistical thermodynamics.


Thermodynamics.

Form 
Electronic book

LC no. 
2011938150 
ISBN 
9783642214813 (electronic bk.) 

3642214819 (electronic bk.) 

3642214800 

9783642214806 
