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Thermodynamics : A Complete Undergraduate Course (Hardcover) (Andrew M. Steane)

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The role of thermodynamics in modern physics is not just to provide an approximate treatment of large thermal systems, but, more importantly, to provide an organising set of ideas. Thermodynamics: A complete undergraduate course presents thermodynamics as a self-contained and elegant set of ideas and methods. It unfolds thermodynamics for undergraduate students of physics, chemistry or engineering, beginning at first year level. The book introduces the necessary mathematical methods, assuming almost no prior knowledge, and explains concepts such as entropy and free energy at length, with many examples. This book aims to convey the style and power of thermodynamic reasoning, along with applications such as Joule-Kelvin expansion, the gas turbine, magnetic cooling, solids at high pressure, chemical equilibrium, radiative heat exchange and global warming, to name a few. It mentions but does not pursue statistical mechanics, in order to keep the logic clear.
Number of Pages: 436
Genre: Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Andrew M. Steane
Language: English
Street Date: November 29, 2016
TCIN: 51687978
UPC: 9780198788560
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-4939
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