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Thermodynamics : an introduction to the physical theories of equilibrium thermostatics and irreversible thermodynamics

Author: Herbert B Callen
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 1960.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Callen, Herbert B.
Thermodynamics.
New York, Wiley, 1960
(OCoLC)595027882
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert B Callen
ISBN: 0471130354 9780471130352
OCLC Number: 535083
Description: xv, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. General principles of classical thermodynamics. Basic concepts and postulates --
The conditions of equilibrium --
Some formal relationships --
Processes and thermodynamic engines --
Alternative formulations and Legendre transformations --
The extremum principle in the Legendre transformed representations --
Maxwell relations --
Stability of thermodynamic systems --
First- and second-order phase transitions --
The Nernst postulate --
Summary of principles for general systems --
pt. II. Representative applications. Chemical thermodynamics --
Solid systems: elasticity --
Magnetic and electric systems --
pt. III. Fluctuations and irreversible thermodynamics. The theory of fluctuations --
Irreversible thermodynamics --
Thermoelectric and thermomagnetic effects --
Appendices. A. Some relations involving partial derivatives --
B. Statistical significance of the entropy --
C. Equilibrium with internal adiabatic constraints --
D. Properties of gases --
E. Properties of simple solids and liquids --
F. Several common cyclic processes --
G. Matrices and the stability quadratic form.
Responsibility: Herbert B. Callen.

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