General and Statistical Thermodynamics

  • Raza Tahir-Kheli

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 571-677

About this book

Introduction

This textbook explains completely the general and statistical thermodynamics. It begins with an introductory statistical mechanics course, deriving all the important formulae meticulously and explicitly, without mathematical short cuts. The main part of the book deals with the careful discussion of the concepts and laws of thermodynamics, van der Waals, Kelvin and Claudius theories, ideal and real gases, thermodynamic potentials, phonons and all the related aspects. To elucidate the concepts introduced and to provide practical problem solving support, numerous carefully worked examples are of great value for students. The text is clearly written and punctuated with many interesting anecdotes. This book is written as main textbook for upper undergraduate students attending a course on thermodynamics.

Keywords

Carnot engine Joule cycle heat engines ideal gas explained quantum gases specific heat energy statistical mechanics textbook statistical thermodynamics textbook thermodynamics textbook van der Waals theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Raza Tahir-Kheli
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  1. 1., Physics Dept.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21481-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21480-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21481-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4513
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4521
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