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Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics
by Bruno Linder
A clear and concise cntroduction to the basic theories of and linkages between thermodynamics and statistical mechanics!
Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics covers the necessary mathematical tools and computational techniques for understanding both, first providing a separate overview of each and then illustrating and exploring the connections between the two.
Placing equal emphasis on fundamentals and applications, this clear and insightful text covers:
 Thermodynamics basic concepts and definitions, laws, general conditions for equilibrium and stability, phase and chemical equilibria
 Introductory statistical mechanics principles, thermodynamic connection, molecular partition function, statistical mechanical applications
 Mathematical techniques for highlighting exact and inexact differentials, partial derivatives, Caratheodory’s theorem, Legendre transformation, and combinatory analysis
Subtleties and conceptual difficulties are addressed headon, while ten problem sets and solutions reflect and illuminate the content covered.
For advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals, Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics provides an introduction and review that is both concise and comprehensive.
Contents
 Introductory Remarks
 Thermodynamics
 Basic Concepts and Defnitions
 The Laws of Thermodynamics I
 The Laws of Thermodynamics II
 Useful Functions: The Free Energy Functions
 The Third Law of Thermodynamics
 General Conditions for Equilibrium and Stability
 Application of Thermodynamics to Gases, Liquids, and Solids
 Phase and Chemical Equilibria
 Solutions—Nonelectrolytes
 Processes Involving Work Other than PressureVolume Work
 Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
 Introductory Statistical Methods
 Principles of Statistical Methods
 Thermodynamic Connection
 Molecular Partition Function
 Statistical Mechanical Applications
Appendices
Index
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