Statistical Thermodynamics: Fundamentals and Applications (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 21, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 88 pages
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This 2006 textbook discusses the fundamentals and applications of statistical thermodynamics for beginning graduate students in the physical and engineering sciences. Building on the prototypical Maxwell–Boltzmann method and maintaining a step-by-step development of the subject, this book assumes the reader has no previous exposure to statistics, quantum mechanics or spectroscopy. The book begins with the essentials of statistical thermodynamics, pauses to recover needed knowledge from quantum mechanics and spectroscopy, and then moves on to applications involving ideal gases, the solid state and radiation. A full introduction to kinetic theory is provided, including its applications to transport phenomena and chemical kinetics. A highlight of the textbook is its discussion of modern applications, such as laser-based diagnostics. The book concludes with a thorough presentation of the ensemble method, featuring its use for real gases. Numerous examples and prompted homework problems enrich the text.
  

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Contents

robability and Statistics
7
The Statistics of Independent Particles
29
Thermodynamic Properties in the Dilute Limit
45
Problem Set II Statistical Modeling for Thermodynamics
61
15
64
PART TWO QUANTUM MECHANICS AND SPECTROSCOPY
69
17
77
Quantum Analysis of Internal Energy Modes
97
Clements of the Solid State
259
Equilibrium Radiation
275
Elementary Kinetic Theory
289
hemical Kinetics
319
The Canonical and Grand Canonical Ensembles
339
Applications of Ensemble Theory to Real Gases
359
Problem Set VIII Ensemble Theory and the Nonideal
375
PART SEVEN APPENDICES
389

Atoms
119
The Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules
129
Pi blem Set III Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
147
From Particle to Assembly
157
rhermodynamic Properties of the Ideal Gas
169
Problem Set IV Thermodynamic Properties of the Ideal
201
Concentration and Temperature Measurements
223
Problem Set V Chemical Equilibrium and Diagnostics
243
PART FOUR STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS BEYOND
249
E Thermochemical Data for Ideal Gases
396
F Summary of Classical Thermodynamics
409
G Review of Classical Mechanics
415
H Review of Operator Theory
418
K inergyMode Parameters for Molecules
427
Tabulation of Debye Function
433
R References and Acknowledgments
439
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Normand M. Laurendeau is the Ralph and Bettye Bailey Professor of Combustion at Purdue University. He teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of thermodynamics, combustion and engineering ethics. He conducts research in the combustion sciences, with particular emphasis on laser diagnostics, pollutant formation and flame structure. Dr Laurendeau is well known for his pioneering research on the development and application of both nanosecond and picosecond laser-induced fluorescence strategies to quantitative species concentration measurements in laminar and turbulent flames. He has authored or coauthored over 150 publications in the archival scientific and engineering literature. Professor Laurendeau is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the peer-reviewed journal Combustion Science and Technology.

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