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Author Truesdell, C. (Clifford), 1919-2000.

Title The tragicomical history of thermodynamics, 1822-1854 / C. Truesdell
Published New York : Springer-Verlag, [1980]


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Description xii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences ; 4
Studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences ; 4
Contents The producer's apology to the spectators -- The common inheritance -- Prologue: Laplace, Biot, and Poisson -- Act I. Workless dissipation: Fourier -- Act II. Dissipationless work: Carnot -- Distracting interlude: Clapeyron and Duhamel -- Act. III. Equivalence, conservation, interconvertibility: when and of what? -- Act IV. Internal energy: the first paper of Clausius. Entropy; the first paper of Rankine -- Districting interlude: Explosion of print -- Schismatic Act V. Antiplot in a dark and empty theatre: Reech's discovery of a too general theory, and his failure to reduce it -- Orthodox Act V. Clausius' second paper: absolute temperatures, irreversibility, and oracling -- Epilogue: Götterdämmerung
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [341]-360
Subject Thermodynamics -- History.
LC no. 79011925
ISBN 0387904034
3540904034 (Berlin)