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 physical 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 Transformations.
The Extremum Principle in the Legendre Transformed Representations.
Stability of Thermodynamic Systems.
First-Order Phase Transitions.
The Nernst Postulate.
Summary of Principles for General Systems.
Properties of Materials.
Statistical Mechanics in the Entropy 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.
Herbert B. Callen
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