General and Statistical Thermodynamics

General and Statistical Thermodynamics

by Raza Tahir-Kheli


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ISBN-13: 9783642214806
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 09/23/2011
Series: Graduate Texts in Physics
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 677
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

HONORS AND AWARDS Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania: 1962 - 1964.
Fellow American Physical Society EMPLOYMENT:
Senior Scientific Officer and Adviser to the Chairman,
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, 1964-66.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA. :
Assistant Professor of Physics: 1966-1968
Associate Professor of Physics: 1968-1971
Professor of Physics: 1971 to present Chairman Department of Physics: July, 1990 to August, 1995.
Other relevant employment:
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Research Establishment Fellow at Harwell, U.K., Summer 1962; August and September, 1964.
Professeur d'echange, Faculte des Sciences, Orsay, Universite de Paris - 1971.
Visiting Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil -Summer, 1973; December and January, 1974
Visiting Professor, Federal University of Alagoas, Maceio, Brazil - 1980.
Senior Scientific Consultant to the U.N. Development Program - 1981.
On seven different occasions---that is: Spring, 1970; Summers: 1977; 1979; 1981; 1982; 1985; 1986---appointed as:
Research Leader, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy’
NATO Senior Visiting Fellow, Oxford University - 1974.
United Kingdom Science Research Council Visiting Scientist, Oxford University - Summers: 1975, 1978, and 1980.
National Science Foundation of Brazil (called CNPq) Senior Visiting Scientist - December, January, 1976.
Senior Visiting Scientist, Polish Academy of Science, Poland – 1976.
United States National Academy and the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute Stefan in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia - Summer 1976.
Fellow, Kyoto University Foundation, Kyoto, Japan - 1980.
(British)Royal Society Visiting Professor, Oxford University - Summers 1983 and 1984. Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany -Summer 1985.
Senior Visiting Scientist, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France (July-Dec., 1989).
Senior Visiting Scientist, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Helsinki, Finland (August, 1992).

Table of Contents

Introduction and Zeroth Law.- Perfect Gas.- The First Law.- The Second Law.- First and Second Laws Combined.- Van der Waals Theory: Imperfect Gases.- Internal Energy and Enthalpy.- Fundamental Equation.- Thermodynamic Potentials.- Statistical Thermodynamics:Third Law.

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