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Statistical Thermodynamics and Microscale Thermophysics - Van P. Carey

Statistical Thermodynamics and Microscale Thermophysics

Paperback Published: 3rd January 2000
ISBN: 9780521654203
Number Of Pages: 436

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Many exciting new developments in microscale engineering are based on the application of traditional principles of statistical thermodynamics. In this text Van Carey offers a modern view of thermodynamics, interweaving classical and statistical thermodynamic principles and applying them to current engineering systems. He begins with coverage of microscale energy storage mechanisms from a quantum mechanics perspective and then develops the fundamental elements of classical and statistical thermodynamics. Subsequent chapters discuss applications of equilibrium statistical thermodynamics to solid, liquid, and gas phase systems. The remainder of the book is devoted to nonequilibrium thermodynamics of transport phenomena and to nonequilibrium effects and noncontinuum behavior at the microscale. Although the text emphasizes mathematical development, Carey includes many examples and exercises to illustrate how the theoretical concepts are applied to systems of scientific and engineering interest. In the process he offers a fresh view of statistical thermodynamics for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as practitioners, in mechanical, chemical, and materials engineering.

'... a very useful book for anyone who is particularly interested in thermodynamics ... good value.' W. A. Woods, Journal of Mechanical of Engineering Science

Preface
Quantum mechanics and energy storage in particles
Statistical treatment of multiparticle systems
A macroscopic framework
Other ensemble formulations
Ideal gases
Dense gases, liquids and quantum fluids
Solid crystals
Phase transitions and phase equilibrium
Nonequilibrium thermodynamics
Nonequilibrium and noncontinuum elements of microscale systems
Appendices
Nomenclature
Index
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ISBN: 9780521654203
ISBN-10: 0521654203
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 3rd January 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.53 x 17.88  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.74