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Presenting 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 Details

ISBN: 9780801890154
ISBN-10: 0801890152
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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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