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Modern Thermodynamics From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures

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ISBN-10: 0471973947

ISBN-13: 9780471973942

Edition: 1998

Authors: Dilip Kondepudi, Ilya Prigogine

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A truly modern approach to thermodyanmics, this volume presents it as a science of irreversible processes whilst avoiding dividing the subject into equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. It provides an extensive range of applications.
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Book details

List price: $134.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 508
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Historical Roots: From Heat Engines to Cosmology
The Basic Concepts
The First Law of Thermodynamics
The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Arrow of Time
Entropy in the Realm of Chemical Reactions
Equilibrium Thermodynamics
Extremum Principles and General Thermodynamic Relations
Basic Thermodynamics of Gases, Liquids and Solids
Phase Change
Solutions
Chemical Transformations
Fields and Internal Degrees of Freedom
Thermodynamics of Radiation
Fluctuations and Stability
The Gibbs Stability Theory
Critical Phenomena and Configurational Heat Capacity
Stability and Fluctuations Based on Entropy Production
Linear Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics
Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics: The Foundations
Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics: The Linear Regime
Nonequilibrium Stationary States and Their Stability: Linear Regime
Order Through Fluctuations
Nonlinear Thermodynamics
Dissipative Structures
Where Do We Go From Here?
Postface
Standard Thermodynamic Properties
Physical Constants and Data
Index