A History Of Thermodynamics

Author: Ingo Müller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540462279
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This book offers an easy to read, all-embracing history of thermodynamics. It describes the long development of thermodynamics, from the misunderstood and misinterpreted to the conceptually simple and extremely useful theory that we know today. Coverage identifies not only the famous physicists who developed the field, but also engineers and scientists from other disciplines who helped in the development and spread of thermodynamics as well.

A History Of Thermodynamics

Author: Ingo Müller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540462262
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This book offers an easy to read, all-embracing history of thermodynamics. It describes the long development of thermodynamics, from the misunderstood and misinterpreted to the conceptually simple and extremely useful theory that we know today. Coverage identifies not only the famous physicists who developed the field, but also engineers and scientists from other disciplines who helped in the development and spread of thermodynamics as well.

The Tragicomical History Of Thermodynamics 1822 1854

Author: C. Truesdell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461394449
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Heat And Thermodynamics

Author: John Tudor Lewis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313333323
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Provides a short history of the ideas behind some of the most powerful ideas in physics: heat and energy

Entropic Creation

Author: Helge Kragh
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754664147
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Entropic Creation is the first book to consider the cultural and religious responses to the second law of thermodynamics, and the theory proposed by certain Christian scholars during the period 1860 to 1920 that the entropic creation argument is proof of a divine creation of the world.

The Tragicomical History Of Thermodynamics 1822 1854

Author: C. Truesdell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461394449
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The Entropy Principle

Author: André Thess
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642133497
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Entropy – the key concept of thermodynamics, clearly explained and carefully illustrated. This book presents an accurate definition of entropy in classical thermodynamics which does not “put the cart before the horse” and is suitable for basic and advanced university courses in thermodynamics. Entropy is the most important and at the same time the most difficult term of thermodynamics to understand. Many students are discontent with its classical definition since it is either based on “temperature” and “heat” which both cannot be accurately defined without entropy, or since it includes concepts such as “molecular disorder” which does not fit in a macroscopic theory. The physicists Elliott Lieb and Jakob Yngvason have recently developed a new formulation of thermodynamics which is free of these problems. The Lieb-Yngvason formulation of classical thermodynamics is based on the concept of adiabatic accessibility and culminates in the entropy principle. The entropy principle represents the accurate mathematical formulation of the second law of thermodynamics. Temperature becomes a derived quantity whereas ”heat” is no longer needed. This book makes the Lieb-Yngvason theory accessible to students. The presentation is supplemented by seven illustrative examples which explain the application of entropy and the entropy principle in practical problems in science and engineering.

Four Laws That Drive The Universe

Author: Peter Atkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191614386
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The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. They establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and reveal the arrow of time and even the nature of energy itself. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics. Guiding the reader from the Zeroth Law to the Third Law, he introduces the fascinating concept of entropy, and how it not only explains why your desk tends to get messier, but also how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe.

A To Z Of Thermodynamics

Author: Pierre Perrot
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198565529
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The title is a perfect description. Arranged alphabetically this book explains the words and phrases that crop up in thermodynamics. The author does this without resorting to pages of mathematics and algebra: the author's main aim is to explain and clarify the jargon and concepts. Thermodynamics is often difficult and confusing for students. The author knows this after 20 years of teaching and does something about it with this dictionary.