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This chapter is a concise review of selected topics in classical thermodynamics. Selection and presentation are oriented toward the application of thermodynamic models to crystal growth phenomena in later chapters. Although some of the basics are “brushed up” in the presentation, familiarity with the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics is assumed. Supplementary reading in the texts by ANDREWS [2.1,2], MORSE [2.3], and LEWIS and RANDALL [2.4], and in particular, in GASKELL [2.5] is recommended. Additional references are given in the text.


Internal Energy Condensed Phasis Virial Coefficient Heat Engine Standard Free Energy 
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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