For Physicists, Chemists and Materials Scientists

  • Reinhard Hentschke

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 281-304

About this book


Thermodynamics is the foundation of many-body physics and thus of physical chemistry and material science as well. Today new sources of useful energy, energy storage, transport and conversion, requiring development of novel technology, are of rapidly increasing importance. This development strongly affects modern industry. Thus thermodynamics will have to be given more prominence in the science curriculum in colleges and universities - something that is attempted in this book.
The structure of this text is simple and transparent, enabling the easy mapping of the text onto a one-semester course syllabus and the attendant study. There are 8 chapters total and one three-part appendix. Throughout the text the student finds numerous examples (solved problems) reaching from cosmic to molecular evolution or from cloud formation to Bose condensation.


Equilibrium Thermodynamics Equilibrium and Stability Grand-Canonical Monte Carlo Program Microscopic Interactions Molecular Simulation Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics Phase Transitions and Diagrams Thermodynamic Functions Transport Phenomena Undergraduate Thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Hentschke
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  1. 1.Faculty C Mathematics and Natural SciencesBergische UniversitätWuppertalGermany

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