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Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

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  • Date Published: January 1957
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521093644

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  • First published in 1966, this account of thermodynamics was written primarily for theoretical physicists and for experimental physicists and physical chemists wishing to enter more deeply into the fundamental principles of the subject. Although it starts at the beginning of thermodynamics and covers elementary and advanced topics, the elementary ideas are treated from an advanced standpoint. The first four chapters deal with both the classical and the axiomatic development of thermodynamics, and the discussion of the first and second laws is elaborated in such a way as to provide a rational basis for the derivation of the fundamental principles of statistical mechanics in Chapter 5. The remaining nine chapters of the book consist of applications of thermodynamics and of statistical mechanics, either separately or combined, to a wide variety of problems. A special chapter is devoted to the third law of thermodynamics.

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    • Date Published: January 1957
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521093644
    • length: 512 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of important symbols, units and physical constants
    1. The classical development of thermodynamics. The first law
    2. The classical development of thermodynamics. The second law
    3. Thermodynamic functions
    4. The axiomatic foundation of thermodynamics
    5. Statistical mechanics
    6. Some applications of statistical mechanics
    7. The third law of thermodynamics
    8. Imperfect gases
    9. The heterogeneous equilibrium of a single substance
    10. Electric and magnetic phenomena
    11. Gas mixtures and chemical reactions
    12. Solutions
    13. Solutions of electrolytes and electrochemical systems
    14. Further topics in solids
    Index of subjects
    Index of names.

  • Author

    A. H. Wilson

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