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A Conceptual Guide To Thermodynamics

Author : Bill Poirier
ISBN : 9781118840481
Genre : Science
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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.

A Student S Guide To Entropy

Author : Don S. Lemons
ISBN : 9781107470040
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Striving to explore the subject in as simple a manner as possible, this book helps readers understand the elusive concept of entropy. Innovative aspects of the book include the construction of statistical entropy from desired properties, the derivation of the entropy of classical systems from purely classical assumptions, and a statistical thermodynamics approach to the ideal Fermi and ideal Bose gases. Derivations are worked through step-by-step and important applications are highlighted in over 20 worked examples. Around 50 end-of-chapter exercises test readers' understanding. The book also features a glossary giving definitions for all essential terms, a time line showing important developments, and list of books for further study. It is an ideal supplement to undergraduate courses in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics.

Modern Thermodynamics With Statistical Mechanics

Author : Carl S. Helrich
ISBN : 9783540854173
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Thermodynamics is not the oldest of sciences. Mechanics can make that claim. Thermodynamicsisaproductofsomeofthegreatestscienti?cmindsofthe19thand 20th centuries. But it is suf?ciently established that most authors of new textbooks in thermodynamics ?nd it necessary to justify their writing of yet another textbook. I ?nd this an unnecessary exercise because of the centrality of thermodynamics as a science in physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. I do acknowledge, however, that instruction in thermodynamics often leaves the student in a confused state. My attempt in this book is to present thermodynamics in as simple and as uni?ed a form as possible. As teachers we identify the failures of our own teachers and attempt to correct them. Although I personally acknowledge with a deep gratitude the appreciation for thermodynamics that I found as an undergraduate, I also realize that my teachers did not convey to me the sweeping grandeur of thermodynamics. Speci?cally the s- plicity and the power that James Clerk Maxwell found in the methods of Gibbs were not part of my undergraduate experience. Unfortunately some modern authors also seem to miss this central theme, choosing instead to introduce the thermodynamic potentials as only useful functions at various points in the development.

Student Self Study Guide To Mortimer S Chemistry A Conceptual Approach Third Edition

Author : Donald W. Shive
ISBN : UCAL:B3960223
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Modern Thermodynamics

Author : Dilip Kondepudi
ISBN : 9781118371817
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Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to 20th century thermodynamics that can be applied to both equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems, unifying what was traditionally divided into ‘thermodynamics’ and ‘kinetics’ into one theory of irreversible processes. This comprehensive text, suitable for introductory as well as advanced courses on thermodynamics, has been widely used by chemists, physicists, engineers and geologists. Fully revised and expanded, this new edition includes the following updates and features: • Includes a completely new chapter on Principles of Statistical Thermodynamics. • Presents new material on solar and wind energy flows and energy flows of interest to engineering. • Covers new material on self-organization in non-equilibrium systems and the thermodynamics of small systems. • Highlights a wide range of applications relevant to students across physical sciences and engineering courses. • Introduces students to computational methods using updated Mathematica codes. • Includes problem sets to help the reader understand and apply the principles introduced throughout the text. • Solutions to exercises and supplementary lecture material provided online at http://sites.google.com/site/modernthermodynamics/. Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures, Second Edition is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate students taking a course in thermodynamics.

Quantum Physics Mini Black Holes And The Multiverse

Author : Yasunori Nomura
ISBN : 3319417088
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"...The Multiversal book series is equally unique, providing book-length extensions of the lectures with enough additional depth for those who truly want to explore these fields, while also providing the kind of clarity that is appropriate for interested lay people to grasp the general principles involved." - Lawrence M. Krauss This book explores, explains and debunks some common misconceptions about quantum physics, particle physics, space-time, and multiverse cosmology, and seeks to separate the science from the pseudoscience. Across three sections, the book addresses a broad range of topics including: • the size of elementary particles (no observable size, yet) • the structure of atoms (not like mini solar systems) • particle colliders (how they are different from but related to microscopes) • mini black holes (and why they couldn’t have destroyed the Earth when the LHC was switched on) • the Higgs boson destroying the universe (what Stephen Hawking was really talking about) • parallel universes The book also clarifies what the basic experimental facts imply about the nature of nonlocality, the quantum wavefunction, and what can be measured. It discusses two key quantum experiments: the double-slit experiment and the EPR experiment. In both cases, reasoning is by analogy with everyday situations that the reader is already familiar with, with the mathematics kept to a bare minimum. The final section of the book covers multiverse cosmology, showing that it follows the standard methodology in science: forming a hypothesis about the natural world based on observation (with the help of mathematics) and then looking for evidence that further supports it. It clarifies that the multiverse concept is based on mathematics, it is a prediction/consequence of string theories, and a subject of current research activity, rather than a construct of pseudoscience or science fiction. The material is presented in a layperson-friendly language followed by additional technical sections which explain basic equations and principles. This feature is very attractive to readers who want to learn more about the theories involved beyond the basic description. Multiversal JourneysTM is a trademark of Farzad Nekoogar and Multiversal Journeys, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Introduction To Molecular Thermodynamics

Author : Robert M. Hanson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131783883
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Starting with basic principles of probability and the distribution of energy, Introduction to Molecular Thermodynamics introduces students to the inner workings of the molecular world, from probability to Gibbs energy and beyond, following a logical step-by-step progression of ideas.

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