By: Richard Dittman and Mark Zemansky
487 pages, Illus, figs, tabs
Progresses from large-scale easily known, to small-scale less accessible thermal phenomena, providing the applicability of abstract thermodynamic concepts and formulas to real situations.
Fundamental concepts; temperature and the zeroth law of thermodynamics; simple thermodynamics systems; work; heat and the first law of thermodynamics; ideal gas; the second law of thermodynamics; the carnot cycle and the thermodynamic temperature scale; entropy; pure substances; mathematical methods; open systems; applications of fundamental concepts; statistical mechanics; thermal properties of solids; critical phenomena; higher-order phase tranistions; chemical equilibrium; ideal-gas reactions; heterogeneous systems.
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