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Thermodynamics

Principles Characterizing Physical and Chemical Processes

Thermodynamics is a self-contained analysis of physical and chemical processes, based on classical thermodynamic principles. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental principles, with a conbination of theory and practice, and demonstrating their application to a variety of disciplines. Included in this work are new approaches to irreversible processes, electromagnetic effects, adsorption phenomena, self-assembly, the origin of phase diagrams, critical phenomena, and Carathéodory's treatment of the second law. This book will appeal to graduate students and professional chemists and physicists who wish to acquire a more sophisticated overview of thermodynamics and related subject matter.

Audience
Researchers in chemistry and physics, teachers and graduate students interested in thermodynamics

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Published: March 2007

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-373877-6

Contents

  • Chapter 1. Fundamentals Chapter 2. Equilibrium in ideal systems Chapter 3. Characterization of nonideal solutions Chapter 4. Thermodynamic properties of electrolytes Chapter 5. Thermodynamic properties of materials in externally applied fields Chapter 6. Irreversible thermodynamics Chapter 7. Critical phenomena Chapter 8. A final speculation about ultimate temperatures - a fourth law of thermodynamics Chapter 9. Reprise to the second law. Mathematical proof of Carathéodory's theorem and resulting interpretations

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