Energy and Entropy

Equilibrium to Stationary States

Authors: Starzak, Michael E.

  • The book bridges equilibrium and time dependent processes
  • Mathematical techniques are developed using simple models
  • The same basic models illustrate the physical concepts in different chapters
  • Temporal and spatial equations are developed using basic thrmodynamics equations
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About this Textbook

This book is an overview of classical thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, non-equilibrium and stationary state thermodynamics. This comprehensive work is the first book outside of specialized monographs to approach flow systems and irreversible thermodynamics for advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate courses in thermodynamics in chemistry, physics, biophysics, and engineering programs. Instructors for those courses will find in this book transparent models that clarify a broad range of difficult physical and mathematical concepts, including:

  • Cooligative properties and solution thermodynamics
  • Chemical potential for equilibrium systems
  • Continuous energy systems
  • Transition to non-equilibrium systems through statistical chemical kinetics
  • Bose–Einstein statistics in conjunction with unimolecular reaction rate theory
  • Irreversible thermodynamics with both time and spatial dependence
  • Basic stationary state processes.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Energy and Entropy offers an interesting approach to combining classical and statistical thermodynamics. … Starzak (chemistry, SUNY Binghamton) frequently mixes statistical examples into the portions of the text that deal with classical thermodynamics. … The end-of-chapter problems encourage students to apply what they have learned, with worked-out solutions provided at the end of the book. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” (H. Giesche, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), August, 2010)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The First Law of Thermodynamics

    Starzak, Michael E.

    Pages 1-21

  • First Law Formalism

    Starzak, Michael E.

    Pages 23-36

  • First Law of Thermodynamics: Applications

    Starzak, Michael E.

    Pages 37-49

  • Entropy and the Second Law: Thermodynamics Viewpoint

    Starzak, Michael E.

    Pages 51-69

  • The Nature of Entropy

    Starzak, Michael E.

    Pages 71-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy and Entropy
Book Subtitle
Equilibrium to Stationary States
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77823-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77823-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 314
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