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Thermodynamics and an introduction to thermostatistics

Author: Herbert B Callen
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Callen, Herbert B.
Thermodynamics and an introduction to thermostatistics.
New York : Wiley, ©1985
(OCoLC)647332481
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert B Callen
ISBN: 0471862568 9780471862567 0471610569 9780471610564
OCLC Number: 11916089
Notes: Revised edition of: Thermodynamics. 1960.
Description: xvi, 493 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: General Principles of Classical Thermodynamics --
Introduction: the nature of thermodynamics and the basis of thermostatistics --
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 --
Part II: Statistical Mechanics --
Statistical mechanics in the entropy representation: the microcanonical formalism --
The canonical formalism: statistical mechanics in helmholtz representation --
Entropy and disorder; generalied canonical formulations --
Quantum fluids --
Fluctuations --
Variational properties, perturbation expansions, and mean field theory --
Part III: Foundations --
Postlude: symmetry and the conceptual foundations of thermostatistics --
Appendix A: some relations involving partial derivatives --
Appendix B: magnetic systems.
Other Titles: Thermostatistics.
Responsibility: Herbert B. Callen.
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