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Concepts in Thermal Physics

ISBN: 9780199562107 | 0199562105
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pub. Date: 11/30/2009

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An understanding of thermal physics is crucial to much of modern physics, chemistry and engineering. This book provides a modern introduction to the main principles that are foundational to thermal physics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The key concepts are carefully presented in a clear way, and new ideas are illustrated with copious worked examples as well as a description of the historical background to their discovery. Applications are presented to subjects as diverse as stellar astrophysics, information and communication theory, condensed matter physics and climate change. Each chapter concludes with detailed exercises.

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