Concise Thermodynamics

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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This one-semester course text introduces basic principles of thermodynamics and considers a variety of applications in science and engineering. The modern coverage is compact yet self contained and holistic, with adequate material in a concise and economically-priced book for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates reading for first and higher degrees, and for professionals in research and industry. The mathematical prerequisite is an understanding of partial differentiation.

Author Biography

Jeremy Dunning-Davies a Senior Lecturer to the Physics Department at Hull University in 2002.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Zeroth Lawp. 5
Exercises Ap. 8
The First Lawp. 11
Exercises Bp. 21
The Second Lawp. 25
Exercises Cp. 36
The Second Law and Non-static Processesp. 39
The Third Lawp. 43
Extension to Open and Non-equilibrium Systemsp. 45
Thermodynamic Cyclesp. 51
Exercises Dp. 57
Negative Temperatures and the Second Lawp. 59
Phase Transitionsp. 63
Thermodynamic Equilibrium and Stabilityp. 71
Concavity of the Entropy and Negative Heat Capacitiesp. 75
Black Hole Entropy and an Alternative Model for a Black Holep. 81
Energy Sources and the World's Energy Requirementsp. 85
Concluding Remarksp. 95
Appendixp. 99
Answers and Solutions to Exercisesp. 109
Glossaryp. 131
List of Symbolsp. 134
Bibliographyp. 135
Indexp. 137
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