Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Thermodynamics

For Physicists, Chemists and Materials Scientists

Authors: Hentschke, Reinhard

  • Supports teaching with numerous solved problems reaching from cosmic to molecular evolution or from cloud formation to Bose condensation
  • Bridges the gap between statistical mechanics and physical chemistry for students in physics and chemistry alike
  • Contains a special chapter on molecular simulation including a Grand-Canonical Monte Carlo program in Mathematica
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About this Textbook

The structure of this text is simple and transparent, enabling the easy mapping of the text onto a one-semester course syllabus and the attendant study. There are 8 chapters total and one three-part appendix. Throughout the text the student finds numerous examples (solved problems) reaching from cosmic to molecular evolution or from cloud formation to Bose condensation.

About the authors

Reinhard Hentschke got his PhD degree in 1987 at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA. Since 1999 he has been Professor of theoretical physics (statistical mechanics of soft matter/chemical physics) at the Bergische Universität, Wuppertal, Germany. His research interests have frequently straddled the boundary between physics and chemis­try. As a group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research he has concen­trated on computer modelling of polymers. 

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“As part of the ‘Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics’ series, this book is meant to support and complement undergraduate instruction on the topic. … provides several nicely worked-out problems fostering a deeper understanding of thermodynamics. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students.” (H. Giesche, Choice, Vol. 51 (9), May, 2014)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thermodynamics
Book Subtitle
For Physicists, Chemists and Materials Scientists
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36711-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36711-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-36710-6
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 304
Number of Illustrations and Tables
120 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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