Thermodynamics and An Introduction to Thermostatistics – Herbert B. Callen – 2nd Edition

The only text to cover both thermodynamic and statistical mechanics–allowing students to fully master thermodynamics at the macroscopic level. Presents essential ideas on critical phenomena developed over the last decade in simple, qualitative terms.

This new edition maintains the simple structure of the first and puts new emphasis on pedagogical considerations. Thermostatistics is incorporated into the text without eclipsing macroscopic thermodynamics, and is integrated into the conceptual framework of theory.

The Problem and the Postulates.
The Conditions of Equilibrium.
Some Formal Relationships, and Sample Systems.
Reversible Processes and the Maximum Work Theorem.
Alternative Formulations and Legendre .
The Extremum Principle in the Legendre Transformed Representations.
Maxwell Relations.
Stability of Thermodynamic Systems.
First-Order Phase Transitions.
Critical Phenomena.
The Nernst Postulate.
Summary of Principles for General Systems.
Properties of Materials.
Irreversible Thermodynamics.

Statistical Mechanics in the Representation: The Microanonical Formalism.
The Canonical Formalism; Statistical Mechanics in Helmholtz Representation.
Entropy and Disorder; Generalized Canonical Formulations.
Variational Properties, Perturbation Expansions, and Mean Field Theory.

Postlude: Symmetry and the Conceptual Foundations of Thermostatistics.

General References.

Title: Thermodynamics and An Introduction to Thermostatistics
Author: Herbert B. Callen
Edition: 2nd Edition
ISBN: 0471862568 | 9780471862567
Type: eBook
Language: English

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