An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (2nd ed.)

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  • 0511271654
  • 9780521865579
  • 9780511271656
  • 9781139814157
This introductory textbook for standard undergraduate courses in thermodynamics has been completely rewritten to explore a greater number of topics, more clearly and concisely. Starting with an overview of important quantum behaviours, the book teaches students how to calculate probabilities in order to provide a firm foundation for later chapters. It introduces the ideas of classical thermodynamics and explores them both in general and as they are applied to specific processes and interactions. The remainder of the book deals with statistical mechanics. Each topic ends with a boxed summary of ideas and results, and every chapter contains numerous homework problems, covering a broad range of difficulties. Answers are given to odd-numbered problems, and solutions to even-numbered problems are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107694927.
  • Cambridge University Press; May 2007
  • ISBN: 9780511271656
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Author: Keith Stowe
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511271654
  • 9780521865579
  • 9780511271656
  • 9781139814157

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'… a very good text for undergraduate students … very readable.' The Observatory