Understanding Thermodynamics

Author: H.C. Van Ness
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486132280
Release Date: 2012-06-08
Genre: Science

Clear treatment of systems and first and second laws of thermodynamics features informal language, vivid and lively examples, and fresh perspectives. Excellent supplement for undergraduate science or engineering class.

Treatise on Thermodynamics

Author: Max Planck
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486319285
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Science

Great classic, still one of the best introductions to thermodynamics. Fundamentals, first and second principles of thermodynamics, applications to special states of equilibrium, more. Numerous worked examples. 1917 edition.

Thermodynamics

Author: Enrico Fermi
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486134857
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Genre: Science

In this classic of modern science, the Nobel Laureate presents a clear treatment of systems, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamic potentials, and much more. Calculus required.

An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486130903
Release Date: 2012-06-08
Genre: Science

Four-part treatment covers principles of quantum statistical mechanics, systems composed of independent molecules or other independent subsystems, and systems of interacting molecules, concluding with a consideration of quantum statistics.

Introduction to Mathematical Fluid Dynamics

Author: Richard E. Meyer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486151403
Release Date: 2012-03-09
Genre: Science

Excellent coverage of kinematics, momentum principle, Newtonian fluid, rotating fluids, compressibility, and more. Geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics and science; prerequisites include calculus and vector analysis. 1971 edition.

Principles of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Author: D. F. Lawden
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486152240
Release Date: 2013-01-18
Genre: Science

A thorough exploration of the universal principles of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, this volume takes an applications-oriented approach to a multitude of situations arising in physics and engineering. 1987 edition.

Methods of Thermodynamics

Author: Howard Reiss
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486150178
Release Date: 2012-09-05
Genre: Science

Outstanding text focuses on physical technique of thermodynamics, typical problems, and significance and use of thermodynamic potential. Mathematical apparatus, first law of thermodynamics, second law and entropy, more. 1965 edition.

Mechanics

Author: J. P. Den Hartog
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486158693
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Genre: Science

This classic introductory text features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.

Elements of Classical Thermodynamics For Advanced Students of Physics

Author: A. B. Pippard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521091012
Release Date: 1957-01
Genre: Science

The laws of thermodynamics are amongst the most assured and wide-ranging of all scientific laws. They do not pretend to explain any observation in molecular terms but, by showing the necessary relationships between different physical properties, they reduce otherwise disconnected results to compact order, and predict new effects. This classic title, first published in 1957, is a systematic exposition of principles, with examples of applications, especially to changes of places and the conditions for stability. In all this entropy is a key concept.

A Conceptual Guide to Thermodynamics

Author: Bill Poirier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118840481
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Genre: Science

Thermodynamics is the science that describes the behavior of matter at the macroscopic scale, and how this arises from individual molecules. As such, it is a subject of profound practical and fundamental importance to many science and engineering fields. Despite extremely varied applications ranging from nanomotors to cosmology, the core concepts of thermodynamics such as equilibrium and entropy are the same across all disciplines. A Conceptual Guide to Thermodynamics serves as a concise, conceptual and practical supplement to the major thermodynamics textbooks used in various fields. Presenting clear explanations of the core concepts, the book aims to improve fundamental understanding of the material, as well as homework and exam performance. Distinctive features include: Terminology and Notation Key: A universal translator that addresses the myriad of conventions, terminologies, and notations found across the major thermodynamics texts. Content Maps: Specific references to each major thermodynamic text by section and page number for each new concept that is introduced. Helpful Hints and Don’t Try Its: Numerous useful tips for solving problems, as well as warnings of common student pitfalls. Unique Explanations: Conceptually clear, mathematically fairly simple, yet also sufficiently precise and rigorous. A more extensive set of reference materials, including older and newer editions of the major textbooks, as well as a number of less commonly used titles, is available online at http://www.conceptualthermo.com. Undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry, physics, engineering, geosciences and biological sciences will benefit from this book, as will students preparing for graduate school entrance exams and MCATs.

An Introduction to the Theory of the Boltzmann Equation

Author: Stewart Harris
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486143828
Release Date: 2012-12-27
Genre: Science

This introductory graduate-level text emphasizes physical aspects of the theory of Boltzmann's equation in a detailed presentation that doubles as a practical resource for professionals. 1971 edition.

Problems in Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Author: Peter T. Landsberg
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486795041
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Science

Well respected and widely used, this volume presents problems and full solutions related to a wide range of topics in thermodynamics, statistical physics, and statistical mechanics. The text is intended for instructors, undergraduates, and graduate students of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. Twenty-eight chapters, each prepared by an expert, proceed from simpler to more difficult subjects. Similarly, the early chapters are easier than the later ones, making the book ideal for independent study. Subjects begin with the laws of thermodynamics and statistical theory of information and of ensembles, advancing to the ideal classical gases of polyatomic molecules, non-electrolyte liquids and solutions, and surfaces. Subsequent chapters explore imperfect classical and quantum gas, phase transitions, cooperative phenomena, Green function methods, the plasma, transport in gases and metals, Nyquist's theorem and its generalizations, stochastic methods, and many other topics.

Theoretical Physics

Author: Georg Joos
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318530
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: Science

Classic treatise covers mathematical topics needed by theoretical and experimental physicists (vector analysis, calculus of variations, etc.), followed by coverage of mechanics, electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics.

Non Equilibrium Thermodynamics

Author: S. R. De Groot
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486153506
Release Date: 2013-01-23
Genre: Science

Classic monograph treats irreversible processes and phenomena of thermodynamics: non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Covers statistical foundations and applications with chapters on fluctuation theory, theory of stochastic processes, kinetic theory of gases, more.