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Thermodynamics an introduction to thermostatistics

Author: H B Callen
Publisher: N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons, 1985
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H B Callen
ISBN: 0471862568 9780471862567
OCLC Number: 485487601
Description: xvi, 493 p.
Contents: GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF CLASSICAL THERMODYNAMICS. The Problem and the Postulates. The Conditions of Equilibrium. Some Formal Relationships, and Sample Systems. Reversible Processes and the Maximum Work Theorem. Alternative Formulations and Legendre Transformations. The Extremum Principle in the Legendre Transformed Representations. Maxwell Relations. Stability of Thermodynamic Systems. First--Order Phase Transitions. Critical Phenomena. The Nernst Postulate. Summary of Principles for General Systems. Properties of Materials. Irreversible Thermodynamics. STATISTICAL MECHANICS. Statistical Mechanics in the Entropy Representation: The Microanonical Formalism. The Canonical Formalism; Statistical Mechanics in Helmholtz Representation. Entropy and Disorder; Generalized Canonical Formulations. Quantum Fluids. Fluctuations. Variational Properties, Perturbation Expansions, and Mean Field Theory. FOUNDATIONS. Postlude: Symmetry and the Conceptual Foundations of Thermostatistics. Appendices. General References. Index.
Responsibility: Herbert B. Callen


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