Essential Classical Thermodynamics

  • Ulf W. Gedde

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ulf W. Gedde
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  3. Ulf W. Gedde
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  4. Ulf W. Gedde
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  5. Ulf W. Gedde
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  6. Ulf W. Gedde
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 101-105

About this book


This book is a concise, readable, yet authoritative primer of basic classic thermodynamics. Many students have difficulty with thermodynamics, and find at some stage of their careers in academia or industry that they have forgotten what they learned, or never really understood these fundamental physical laws. As the title of the book suggests, the author has distilled the subject down to its essentials, using many simple and clear illustrations, instructive examples, and key equations and simple derivations to elucidate concepts. Based on many years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, “Essential Classical Thermodynamics” is intended to provide a positive learning experience, and to empower the reader to explore the many possibilities for applying thermodynamics in other fields of science, engineering, and even economics where energy plays a central role. Thermodynamics is fun when you understand it!


Classical thermodynamics laws of thermodynamics state functions phase transitions phase diagrams colligative properties chemical equilibrium

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulf W. Gedde
    • 1
  1. 1.Fibre and Polymer Technology, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and HealthKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-38284-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-38285-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5423
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5431
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