Commentary on the Principles of Thermodynamics by Pierre Duhem

Commentary on the Principles of Thermodynamics by Pierre Duhem

by Paul Needham (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400736412
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science , #277
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Study of the Thermodynamic Works of J. Willard Gibbs (1887).- Part 1: An Examination of the two Principles of Thermodynamics.- Part 2: Historical Background and principal Applications of Gibbs' Theory.- Commentary on the Principles of Thermodynamics.- Introduction.- Part 1: The Principle of the Conservation of Energy (1892).- Ch.I: Preliminary Definitions.- Ch.II: The Principles of the Conservation of Energy.- Ch. III: Work and the Quantity of Heat.- Part 2: The Principle of Sadi Carnot and R. Clausius (1893).- Ch.I: The Carnot Cycle and Reversible Changes.- Ch.II: Carnot's Theorem and Absolute Temperature.- Ch.III: Entropy and Clausius' Theorem.- Part 3: The General Equations of Thermodynamics (1894).- Ch. I: Properties of a System at Equilibrium.- Ch.II: Properties of a System in Motion.- Ch.III: Connections.- Ch.IV: Stability and Displacement of Equilibrium.- Conclusion.- Index

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