Thermodynamic Functions

  • Reinhard HentschkeEmail author
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


We consider the internal energy to be a function of temperature and volume, i.e. \(E = E (T, V)\). This is sensible, because if we imagine a certain amount of material at a given temperature, \(T\), occupying a volume, \(V\), then this should be sufficient to fix its internal energy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Natural ScienceBergische UniversitätWuppertalGermany

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