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Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0521865579

Cover of Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 2ND 07 (ISBN 978-0521865579)
ISBN13: 978-0521865579
ISBN10: 0521865573
Edition: 2ND 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2007
International: No

Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics - 2ND 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521865579

Keith Stowe

ISBN13: 978-0521865579
ISBN10: 0521865573
Edition: 2ND 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

This introductory textbook for standard undergraduate courses in thermodynamics has been completely rewritten. Starting with an overview of important quantum behaviours, the book teaches students how to calculate probabilities, in order to provide a firm foundation for later chapters. It introduces the ideas of classical thermodynamics and explores them both in general and as they are applied to specific processes and interactions. The remainder of the book deals with statistical mechanics - the study of small systems interacting with huge reservoirs. The changes to this second edition have been made after more than 10 years classroom testing and student feedback. Each topic ends with a boxed summary of ideas and results, and every chapter contains numerous homework problems, covering a broad range of difficulties.

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