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Modern thermodynamics with statistical mechanics

Author: Carl S Helrich
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the aim of presenting thermodynamics in as simple and as unified a form as possible, this textbook starts with an introduction to the first and second laws and then promptly addresses the complete set of the potentials in a subsequent chapter and as a central theme throughout. Before discussing modern laboratory measurements, the book shows that the fundamental quantities sought in the laboratory are those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Helrich, Carl S.
Modern thermodynamics with statistical mechanics.
Berlin : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)294999184
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl S Helrich
ISBN: 9783540854180 3540854185 3540854177 9783540854173 9783642099090 3642099092
OCLC Number: 310352251
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 402 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Beginnings --
Formulation --
Mathematical Background --
Thermodynamic Potentials --
Structure of the Potentials --
Laboratory Measurements --
The Third Law --
Models of Matter --
Statistical Mechanics --
Quantum Statistical Mechanics --
Irreversibility --
Stability --
Equilibrium of Chemical Reactions --
Chemical Kinetics --
Solutions --
Heterogeneous Equilibrium --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Carl S. Helrich.

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Thermodynamics is not the oldest of sciences. Although I personally acknowledge with a deep gratitude the appreciation for thermodynamics that I found as an undergraduate, I also realize that my  Read more...

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