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Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics Bruno Linder

Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics

Bruno Linder

Published May 2nd 2008
ISBN : 9780470353158
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209 pages
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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-depthMoreIn 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, Caratheodorys theorem, Legendre transformation, and combinatory analysis.* Emphasis is placed equally on fundamentals and applications* Several problems are included