Thermodynamics: Fundamentals and Its Application in Science
by Ricardo Morales-Rodriguez (ed.)
Publisher: InTech 2012
Number of pages: 542
The book goes from the fundamentals up to several applications in different scientific fields: Classical Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, Property Prediction in Thermodynamics, Material and Products, Non Equilibrium and Thermodynamics in Diverse Areas.
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by Joseph M. Powers - University of Notre Dame
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.
by J. B. Tatum
The text covers temperature, thermal conduction, thermodynamic processes, properties of gases, the first and second laws, heat capacity, expansion of gases, enthalpy, the Joule-Thomson experiments, heat engines, the Clausius-Clapeyron equation, etc.
by A. Puglisi, A. Sarracino, A. Vulpiani (eds) - MDPI AG
Applications of the thermodynamic and statistical mechanics of small systems range from molecular biology to micro-mechanics, including models of nano-transport, Brownian motors, and (living or artificial) self-propelled organisms.
by Elliott H. Lieb, Jakob Yngvason - arXiv
The essential postulates of classical thermodynamics are formulated, from which the second law is deduced as the principle of increase of entropy in irreversible adiabatic processes that take one equilibrium state to another.