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The Principles of Thermodynamics

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  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107660434

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  • First published in 1927 as the second edition of a 1925 original, this book was intended as a general introduction to the principles of thermodynamics for university students involved in the physical sciences. Birtwistle gives a brief overview of the history of science relating to heat and the conservation of energy as well as practical examples to back up salient points in his explanation of key ideas. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107660434
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.24kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preliminaries
    2. The two laws of thermodynamics
    the Carnot cycle
    3. Dissipation of mechanical energy
    entropy
    4. Thermodynamics of a fluid
    change of state
    5. Thermodynamic functions
    6. The Rankine cycle
    refrigeration
    7. Thermodynamical relations for a simple substance
    8. The Joule–Thomson porous plug experiment
    9. Clapeyron's equation
    Clausius' equation
    10. Equilibrium of systems
    the phase rule
    11. Osmotic pressure
    vapour pressure
    gas mixtures
    12. Thermoelectric phenomena
    13. Gas theory
    variation of specific heat with temperature
    14. Radiation
    15. The third law of thermodynamics.

  • Author

    George Birtwistle

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