9780199562107

Concepts in Thermal Physics

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199562107

  • ISBN 10:

    0199562105

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/30/2009
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Summary

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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