by Eric L. Michelsen
Publisher: UCSD 2013
Number of pages: 73
This work is aimed at graduate and advanced undergraduate physics students. It contains a better entropy discussion, the Carnot conspiracy, Boltzmann distribution, entropy, free energy, meet Mr. Mole, chemical potential, and much more...
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