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Macmillan Higher Education

Thermodynamics

For Physicists, Chemists and Materials Scientists

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Springer

Pages: 304
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Paperback - 9783642367106

07 October 2013

$29.99

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Ebook - 9783642367113

18 September 2013

$59.95

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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...

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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.

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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

Two Fundamental Laws of Nature
Thermodynamic Functions
Equilibrium and Stability
Simple Phase Diagrams
Microscopic Interactions
Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation
Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics.
“With this volume of concise theoretical developments and numerous, detailed applications, the author shows that mastering thermodynamics is indispensable for understanding properties and processes at finite temperature. … Hentschke’s Thermodynamics is a valuable resource for students and faculty of statistical mechanics courses at the advanced-undergraduate or graduate level.” (Jutta Luettmer-Strathmann, Physics Today, September, 2015)“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)
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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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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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