Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author(s): Bruno Linder
Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
Print ISBN: 9780471474593
Online ISBN: 9780471681755
About this Book
In this clear and concise introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics the reader, who will have some previous exposure to thermodynamics, will be guided through each of the two disciplines separately initially to provide an in-depth understanding of the area and thereafter the connection between the two is presented and discussed.
In addition, mathematical techniques are introduced at appropriate times, highlighting such use as: exact and inexact differentials, partial derivatives, Caratheodory's theorem, Legendre transformation, and combinatory analysis.
* Emphasis is placed equally on fundamentals and applications
* Several problems are included