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Thermodynamics - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780128219409, 9780128233696


5th Edition

Principles Characterizing Physical and Chemical Processes

Author: Jurgen Honig
eBook ISBN: 9780128233696
Paperback ISBN: 9780128219409
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd September 2020
Page Count: 492
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Thermodynamics: Principles Characterizing Physical and Chemical Processes, Fifth Edition is an authoritative guide on the physical and chemical processes based on classical thermodynamic principles. Emphasis is placed on fundamental principles, with a combination of theory and practice that demonstrates their applications in a variety of disciplines. Revised and updated to include new material and novel formulations, this edition features a new chapter on algebraic power laws and Fisher information theory, along with detailed updates on irreversible phenomena, Landau theory, self-assembly, Caratheodory’s theorem, and the effects of externally applied fields.

Drawing on the experience of its expert author, this book is a useful tool for both graduate students, professional chemists, and physicists who wish to acquire a more sophisticated overview of thermodynamics and related subject matter.

Key Features

  • Updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, including a new chapter on algebraic power laws and Fisher information theory
  • Includes clear explanations of abstract theoretical concepts
  • Provides exhaustive coverage of graphical, numerical and analytical computational techniques


Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Physicists, and graduate-level students in these disciplines

Table of Contents

  1. Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
    2. Thermodynamic Properties of Ideal Systems
    3. Characterization of Nonideal Solutions
    4. Thermodynamic Properties of Electrolytes
    5. Thermodynamic Properties of Materials in Externally Applied Fields
    6. Irreversible Thermodynamics
    7. Critical Phenomena
    8. Algebraic Power Laws and Fisher Information Theory
    9. Reprise to The Second Law: Mathematical Proof of the Caratheodory Theorem and Resulting Interpretations
    10. Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics


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About the Author

Jurgen Honig

Jurgen Honig

Prof. Honig received a BS degree from Amherst College in 1945 and a PhD degree from the University of Minnesota in 1952. After a postdoctoral appointment year at the James Forrestal Center of Princeton University in 1953, he joined the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University in 1953, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1958. From 1959-1967, Prof. Honig was Associate Group leader and Group leader at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA. He returned as Professor of Chemistry to Purdue University in 1967 and retired from that position in 2000. During the latter years, he was Editor of the Journal of Solid State Chemistry (1982-2000), the Chairman of the Materials Sciences Council (1968-1982), and published over 420 refereed publications and five books.

Prof. Honig has earned an honorary degree from the University of Science and Technology (2009, Krakow, Poland; fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences; Wetherill medal (1995); Editor, Journal of Solid State Chemistry (1982- 2000); Honorary Member, Materials Research Society of India; two issues of the Journal of Solid State Chemistry (1990 and 2000) and an issue of Solid State Sciences (2000) dedicated to him; and a session at a Materials Research Society meeting (2000) held in honor of his retirement.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

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