** About the book** This is a text book of thermodynamics for the student who seeks thorough training in science or engineering. Systematic and thorough treatment of the fundamental principles rather than presenting the large mass of facts has been stressed. The book includes some of the historical and humanistic background of thermodynamics, but without affecting the continuity of the analytical treatment.
For a clearer and more profound understanding of thermodynamics this book is highly recommended. In this respect, the author believes that a sound grounding in classical thermodynamics is an essential prerequisite for the understanding of statistical thermodynamics. Such a book comprising the two wide branches of thermodynamics is in fact unprecedented.
Being a written work dealing systematically with the two main branches of thermodynamics, namely classical thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics, together with some important indexes under only one cover, this treatise is so eminently useful. |

**Table
of content** Preface / A Brief Review of Classical Thermodynamics / The Second Law of Thermodynamics / The Application of Thermodynamics to Changes of State: The Phase Rule / Entropy and Free Energy, Engineering, Second-Law Analysis / Temperature and Some of its Effects / Change of Phase / Classical Approach to the Third Law of Thermodynamics and Nernst Heat Theorem / Elementary Wave Mechanics, the Rotation of Molecules and Nuclei / Bose-Einstein Quantum Statistics / Fermi-Dirac Quantum Statistics / Partition Functions / Thermodynamic Properties / Gas Mixtures / Chemical Systems / Fluctuations / Irreversible Processes / The Fundamental Assumptions of Elementary Statistical / The General Theorems for Assemblies of Permanent Systems / Permanent Perfect Gases / Statistical Approach to Chemical Equilibria and Evaporation: The Third Law of Thermodynamics and Nernst's Heat Theorem / Appendixes / Bibliography / Name Index / Subject Index.
**Audience**
Postgraduate Students, Researchers and Teachers |