A History of Thermodynamics: The Doctrine of Energy and Entropy / Edition 1

A History of Thermodynamics: The Doctrine of Energy and Entropy / Edition 1

by Ingo M?ller
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540462260

ISBN-13: 9783540462262

Pub. Date: 03/22/2007

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book offers an easy to read, all-embracing history of thermodynamics. It describes the long development of thermodynamics, from the misunderstood and misinterpreted to the conceptually simple and extremely useful theory that we know today. Coverage identifies not only the famous physicists who developed the field, but also engineers and scientists from other

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This book offers an easy to read, all-embracing history of thermodynamics. It describes the long development of thermodynamics, from the misunderstood and misinterpreted to the conceptually simple and extremely useful theory that we know today. Coverage identifies not only the famous physicists who developed the field, but also engineers and scientists from other disciplines who helped in the development and spread of thermodynamics as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540462262
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
03/22/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Temperature.- Energy.- Entropy.- Entropy as S = k ln W.- Chemical Potentials.- Third Law of Thermodynamics.- Radiation Thermodynamics.- Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes.- Fluctuations.- Relativistic Thermodynamics.- Metabolism.

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