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.

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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

The Tragicomical History Of Thermodynamics 1822 1854

Author: C. Truesdell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461394449
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The Tragicomic History Of Thermodynamics 1822 1854

Author: Clifford Ambrose Truesdell
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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.

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.

A History Of Anthropological Theory

Author: Paul A. Erickson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442601109
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This overview of the history of anthropological theory provides a comprehensive history from antiquity through to the twenty-first century, with a focus on the twentieth century and beyond. Unlike other volumes, it also offers a four-field introduction to theory. As a stand-alone text, or used in conjunction with the companion volume Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Erickson and Murphy offer a comprehensive, affordable, and contemporary introduction to anthropological theory. The third edition has been updated and fully revised throughout to closely parallel the presentation in the companion reader, making it easier to use both books in tandem. New original essays by contemporary theorists bring theories to life, and portraits of important theorists make it a handsome volume. Sources and suggested readings have been updated, and glossary definitions have been updated, streamlined, and standardized.