Introduction to Thermal Physics, An, 1st edition

  • Daniel V. Schroeder

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  • A balanced treatment of both classical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, showing the relation between them without confusing the student. Pg.___
  • A rich supply of applications capture students' attention and show how thermal physics relates to engineering, chemistry, earth science, condensed matter physics, astrophysics, and everyday life. Pg.___
  • Integrated problems at the ends of sections and subsections encourage students to actively apply what they have been reading and check their understanding. Pg.___
  • The text includes many problems that require the use of the computer; for instance, spreadsheet calculations, plotting, numerical integration, root finding, and Monte Carlo simulation. Pg.___
  • Designed primarily for a one-semester course, the text also contains sufficient material for longer courses and advanced projects. Pg.___
  • The text is accessible to anyone who has completed a year of calculus-based introductory physics. Pg.___
  • A clear and lively writing style engages readers. Pg.___

Table of contents


1. Energy in Thermal Physics.

2. The Second Law.

3. Interactions and Implications.


4. Engines and Refrigerators.

5. Free Energy and Chemical Thermodynamics.


6. Boltzmann Statistics.

7. Quantum Statistics.

8. Systems of Interacting Particles.

Appendix A. Elements of Quantum Mechanics.

Appendix B. Mathematical Results.

Reference Data.

Suggested Reading.

Published by Pearson (August 18th 1999) - Copyright © 2000