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Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics - A. H. Wilson

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1957
ISBN: 9780521093644
Number Of Pages: 512

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First published in 1966, this account of thermodynamics was written primarily for theoretical physicists and for experimental physicists and physical chemists wishing to enter more deeply into the fundamental principles of the subject. Although it starts at the beginning of thermodynamics and covers elementary and advanced topics, the elementary ideas are treated from an advanced standpoint. The first four chapters deal with both the classical and the axiomatic development of thermodynamics, and the discussion of the first and second laws is elaborated in such a way as to provide a rational basis for the derivation of the fundamental principles of statistical mechanics in Chapter 5. The remaining nine chapters of the book consist of applications of thermodynamics and of statistical mechanics, either separately or combined, to a wide variety of problems. A special chapter is devoted to the third law of thermodynamics.

List of important symbols, units and physical constants
The classical development of thermodynamics
The first law
The classical development of thermodynamics
The second law
Thermodynamic functions
The axiomatic foundation of thermodynamics
Statistical mechanics
Some applications of statistical mechanics
The third law of thermodynamics
Imperfect gases
The heterogeneous equilibrium of a single substance
Electric and magnetic phenomena
Gas mixtures and chemical reactions
Solutions of electrolytes and electrochemical systems
Further topics in solids
Index of subjects
Index of names
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ISBN: 9780521093644
ISBN-10: 0521093643
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 3rd March 1957
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.74

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