Lecture Notes on Thermodynamics
by Joseph M. Powers
Publisher: University of Notre Dame 2010
Number of pages: 359
Basic concepts of thermodynamics. Topics covered: Properties of a pure substance; Work and heat; First law of thermodynamics; Second law of thermodynamics; Power and refrigeration systems; Theoretical foundations of classical thermodynamics.
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