
Thermodynamics (Dover Books on Physics) (Paperback)
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Dispatched in 2 business days When will my order arrive?  DescriptionIndisputably, this is a modern classic of science. Based on a course of lectures delivered by the author at Columbia University, the text is elementary in treatment and remarkable for its clarity and organization. Although it is assumed that the reader is familiar with the fundamental facts of thermometry and calorimetry, no advanced mathematics beyond calculus is assumed. Partial contents: thermodynamic systems, the first law of thermodynamics (application, adiabatic transformations), the second law of thermodynamics (Carnot cycle, absolute thermodynamic temperature, thermal engines), the entropy (properties of cycles, entropy of a system whose states can be represented on a (V, p) diagram, Clapeyron and Van der Waals equations), thermodynamic potentials (free energy, thermodynamic potential at constant pressure, the phase rule, thermodynamics of the reversible electric cell), gaseous reactions (chemical equilibria in gases, Van't Hoff reaction box, another proof of the equation of gaseous equilibria, principle of Le Chatelier), the thermodynamics of dilute solutions (osmotic pressure, chemical equilibria in solutions, the distribution of a solute between 2 phases vapor pressure, boiling and freezing points), the entropy constant (Nernst's theorem, thermal ionization of a gas, thermionic effect, etc.).
 Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
 Published: 01 June 1956
 Format: Paperback 160 pages
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 Categories: Physics  Thermodynamics & Heat
 ISBN 13: 9780486603612 ISBN 10: 048660361X
 Sales rank: 69,016
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Full bibliographic data for Thermodynamics
 Title
 Thermodynamics
 Authors and contributors
 Physical properties
 Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 160
Width: 137 mm
Height: 202 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Weight: 191 g  Language
 English
 ISBN
 ISBN 13: 9780486603612
ISBN 10: 048660361X  Classifications
Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
B&T Book Type: NF
BIC E4L: SCI
Ingram Subject Code: SE
Libri: ISE
B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
B&T General Subject: 710
DC21: 536.7
BISAC V2.8: SCI055000
BIC subject category V2: PHH
BISAC V2.8: SCI065000
LC subject heading:
DC22: 536.7
WarengruppenSystematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26450
LC classification: QC311 .F47 1956, QC311.V285
Thema V1.0: PHH Illustrations note
 Ill.
 Publisher
 Dover Publications Inc.
 Imprint name
 Dover Publications Inc.
 Publication date
 01 June 1956
 Publication City/Country
 New York
 Table of contents
 PREFACE INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I. THERMODYNAMIC SYSTEMS 1. The state of a system and its transformations 2. Ideal or perfect gases II. THE FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS 3. The statement of the first law of thermodynamics 4. "The application of the first law to systems whose states can be represented on a (V, p) diagram" 5. The application of the first law to gases 6. Adiabatic transformations of a gas III. THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS 7. The statement of the second law of thermodynamics 8. The Carnot cycle 9. The absolute thermodynamic temperature 10. Thermal engines IV. THE ENTROPY 11. Some properties of cycles 12. The entropy 13. Some further properties of the entropy 14. "The entropy of a system whose states can be represented on a (V, p) diagram" 15. The Clapeyron equation 16. The Van der Waals equation V. THERMODYNAMIC POTENTIALS 17. The free energy 18. The thermodynamic potential at constant pressure 19. The phase rule 20. Thermodynamics of the reversible electric cells VI. GASEOUS REACTIONS 21. Chemical equilibria in gases 22. The Van't Hoff reaction box 23. Another proof of the equation of gaseous equilibria 24. Discussion of gaseous equilibria; the principle of Le Chatelier VII. THE THERMODYNAMICS OF DILUTE SOLUTIONS 25. Dilute solutions 26. Osmotic pressure 27. Chemical equilibria in solutions 28. The distribution of a solute between two phases 29. "The vapor pressure, the boiling point, and the freezing point of a solution" VIII. THE ENTROPY CONSTANT 30. The Nernst theorem 31. Nernst's theorem applied to solids 32. The entropy constant of gases 33. Thermal ionization of a gas; the thermionic effect INDEX