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Thermodynamics

Fundamental Principles and Applications

  • Antonio Saggion
  • Rossella Faraldo
  • Matteo Pierno
Textbook

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Formulation of the Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 3-11
    3. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 13-23
    4. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 25-54
    5. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 55-79
    6. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 81-94
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 97-119
    3. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 121-138
    4. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 139-168
    5. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 169-192
    6. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 193-206
    7. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 207-218
    8. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 219-249
    9. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 251-258
  4. Irreversible Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 261-291
    3. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 293-331
    4. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 333-371
  5. Thermodynamics and Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Antonio Saggion, Rossella Faraldo, Matteo Pierno
      Pages 375-392
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 393-432

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a comprehensive overview of thermodynamics. It is divided into four parts, the first of which equips readers with a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics of equilibrium states and of their evolution. The second part applies these principles to a series of generalized situations, presenting applications that are of interest both in their own right and in terms of demonstrating how thermodynamics, as a theory of principle, relates to different fields. In turn, the third part focuses on non-equilibrium configurations and the dynamics of natural processes. It discusses both discontinuous and continuous systems, highlighting the interference among non-equilibrium processes, and the nature of stationary states and of fluctuations in isolated systems. Lastly, part four introduces the relation between physics and information theory, which constitutes a new frontier in fundamental research.

The book includes step-by-step exercises, with solutions, to help readers to gain a fuller understanding of the subjects, and also features a series of appendices providing useful mathematical formulae. Reflecting the content of modern university courses on thermodynamics, it is a valuable resource for students and young scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry, and engineering.


Keywords

Termodynamics textbook Black body radiation Mobility and diffusion Thermal engines Continuum mechanics and thermodynamics Thermodynamic potentials

Authors and affiliations

  • Antonio Saggion
    • 1
  • Rossella Faraldo
    • 2
  • Matteo Pierno
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Galileo Galilei"Università di PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Liceo Statale “Celio-Roccati”RovigoItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Galileo Galilei"Università di PadovaPadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26976-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26975-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26976-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7882
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7890
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