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Understanding the Properties of Matter

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ISBN-10: 0415257883

ISBN-13: 9780415257886

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Michael De Podesta

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Description:

This textbook is designed to introduce and explain the properties of matter to undergraduate physicists. Gases, solids, liquids and changes in state are treated in pairs of chapters which outline the necessary background theory.
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 4/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134

Foreword to first edition
Acknowledgements
Constants
Welcome
Welcome
Personal experience
Historical perspective
Structure of this book
Exercise
Background theory
Introduction
Matter
The electromagnetic field
Classical and quantum physics
Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
Exercises
Measurement
Introduction
Units
Key measurement techniques
Environments
Uncertainty
Exercises
Gases: Background theory
Introduction
The ideal gas model
Calculating microscopic properties
Beyond the ideal gas model
Exercises
Gases: Comparison with experiment
Introduction
Density
Heat Capacity
Compressibility: a discussion
Thermal conductivity
Speed of sound
Electrical properties
Optical properties
Magnetic properties
Exercises
Solids: Background theory
Introduction
Molecular solids
Ionic solids
Covalent solids
Metals
Real solids
Exercises
Solids: Comparison with experiment
Introduction
Density
Compressibility and bulk modulus
Thermal expansivity
Speed of sound
Heat capacity
Electrical properties
Thermal conductivity
Optical properties
Magnetic properties
Exercises
Liquids: Background theory
Introduction
Bonding in liquids
The structure of liquids
The dynamics of a liquid
Exercises
Liquids: Comparison with experiment
Introduction
Density
Compressibility and bulk modulus
Thermal expansivity
Speed of sound
Viscosity
Surface energy
Vapour pressure
The cell model
Heat capacity
Thermal conductivity
Electrical properties
Optical properties
Exercises
Changes of phase: Background theory
Introduction
Free energy
Phase transitions
Enthalpy change on transformation
The order of a phase change
Nucleation
Phase diagrams
Exercises
Changes of phase: Comparison with experiment
Introduction
Data on the solid _ liquid & liquid _ gas transitions
The solid [left and right arrow] liquid transition: melting and freezing
The liquid [left and right arrow] gas transition: boiling and condensing
The critical point
Scaling: laws of corresponding states
The solid [left and right arrow] gas transition
The triple point
Other types of phase change
Exercises
Questions
Introduction
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Changes of phase
Appendices
Maxwellian speed distribution of a gas
Derivation of speed of sound formulae
The Gibbs free energy
Einstein and Debye theories of heat capacity
Derivation of formula for bulk modulus
Index
Index