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Author Tahir-Kheli, Raza.

Title General and statistical thermodynamics / Raza Tahir-Kheli
Published Heidelberg : Springer, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 674 pages) : illustrations
Series Graduate texts in physics, 1868-4513
Graduate texts in physics. 1868-4513
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; Clausius-Clapeyron 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
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Subject Statistical thermodynamics.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011938150
ISBN 9783642214813 (electronic bk.)
3642214819 (electronic bk.)