Theoretical Physics 5


  • Wolfgang Nolting

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Wolfgang Nolting
    Pages 1-28
  3. Wolfgang Nolting
    Pages 29-73
  4. Wolfgang Nolting
    Pages 75-116
  5. Wolfgang Nolting
    Pages 117-162
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 163-282

About this book


This concise textbook offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to thermodynamics, one of the core components of undergraduate physics courses.  It follows on naturally from the previous volumes in this series, defining macroscopic variables, such as internal energy, entropy and pressure,together with thermodynamic principles. The first part of the book introduces the laws of thermodynamics and thermodynamic potentials.  More complex themes are covered in the second part of the book, which describes phases and phase transitions in depth.


Ideally suited to undergraduate students with some grounding in classical mechanics, the book is enhanced throughout with learning features such as boxed inserts and chapter summaries, with key mathematical derivations highlighted to aid understanding.  The text is supported by numerous worked examples and end of chapter problem sets. 

About the Theoretical Physics series

Translated from the renowned and highly successful German editions, the eight volumes of this series cover the complete core curriculum of theoretical physics at undergraduate level. Each volume is self-contained and provides all the material necessary for the individual course topic. Numerous problems with detailed solutions support a deeper understanding.  Nolting is famous for his refined didactical style and has been referred to as the "German Feynman" in reviews.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Nolting
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. PhysikHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47909-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47910-1
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