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Fundamentals of Thermal Properties

  • Rolf E. Hummel
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Abstract

Before we discuss the atomistic and quantum mechanical theories of the thermal properties of materials, we need to remind the reader on some relevant fundamental concepts and definitions which you might have been exposed to before in courses of physics and thermodynamics.

Keywords

Heat Flux Heat Capacity Specific Heat Capacity Debye Temperature Molar Heat Capacity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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