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Elements of Thermal Physics James P. Wolfe

Elements of Thermal Physics

James P. Wolfe

Published July 1st 2011
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Spiral-bound
242 pages
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Assuming familiarity with first-year chemistry and mechanics courses, this workbook-style text introduces the concepts of entropy and free energy to understand such diverse problems as engine efficiency, chemical equilibrium and phase transitions,MoreAssuming familiarity with first-year chemistry and mechanics courses, this workbook-style text introduces the concepts of entropy and free energy to understand such diverse problems as engine efficiency, chemical equilibrium and phase transitions, molecular binding to surfaces and biomolecules, thermal radiation and global warming, and electronic properties of semiconductors. Knowledge of basic calculus (simple derivatives and integrals) is assumed. Numerous problems are provided with solutions.