By (author) Don Lemons
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Mere Thermodynamics by Don Lemons
Book DescriptionPresenting classical thermodynamics as a concise and discrete whole, Mere Thermodynamics is a perfect tool for teaching a notoriously difficult subject. Accomplished teacher Don S. Lemons introduces the physical theory's concepts and methods and uses them to solve problems from a broad range of physics. He illustrates, at a gentle pace, not only the fundamentals of the subject but also advanced topics such as the relationship between the second law of thermodynamics and entropy. He highlights the intellectual structure and history of the discipline and explores the logical consequences of each of the famous three laws. Lemons explains and develops the first two laws and their corollaries, the methods and applications of thermodynamics, and the third law, as well as non-fluid variables, equilibrium and stability, and two-phase systems. The book features end-of-chapter practice problems, an appendix of worked problems, a glossary of terms, and an annotated bibliography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801890154
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Don Lemons
Student's Guide to Entropy, Hardback (August 2013)
This book helps readers understand the elusive concept of entropy to supplement undergraduate courses in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics.
Perfect Form, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Don Lemons
Introduces the basic 'variational' principles of classical physics, develops the mathematical language suited to their application, and presents applications from the physics encountered in introductory course sequences. This book is designed to supplement classical mechanics texts and to present variational principles and methods to students.
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Author Biography - Don Lemons
Don S. Lemons is a professor of physics at Bethel College and the author of Introduction to Stochastic Processes in Physics, also published by Johns Hopkins.
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