Understanding Thermodynamics

Understanding Thermodynamics

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Grappling with the first and second laws of thermodynamics can test the intellectual mettle of even the most dedicated student of the physical sciences. Approaching the subject for the first time may raise more queries and doubts than are usually handled in the basic, straightforward textbook. Students will benefit from H.C. Van Ness's "Understanding Thermodynamics"show more

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  • Paperback | 103 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 7.62mm | 136.08g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486632776
  • 9780486632773
  • 117,810

Table of contents

Preface 1 Energy Conservation?The First Law of Thermodynamics 2 The Concept of Reversibility 3 Heat Engines 4 Power Plants 5 The Second Law of Thermodynamics 6 More on the Second Law 7 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanicsshow more