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A Survey of Thermodynamics

Martin Bailyn


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This is a graduate-level text for courses in thermodynamics, which also serves as a reference for professional physicists. This text emphasizes the historical development of the subject and is broad in scope, covering the evolution of the topic from the time of Galileo to the modern thermodynamics of Clasuius and Kelvin; theory, applications, and phase transitions; and microscopic theories, statistical mechanics, and the thermodynamics of special relativity. The book includes problems and exercises.

American Institute of Physics, 9780883187975, 480pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1994