Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory, and Statistical Thermodynamics
This text is a major revision of An Introduction to Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory, and Statistical Mechanics by Francis Sears. The general approach has been unaltered and the level remains much the same, perhaps being increased somewhat by greater coverage. The text is particularly useful for advanced undergraduates in physics and engineering who have some familiarity with calculus.
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Equations of state
The first law of thermodynamics
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adiabatic process assembly assume atoms average occupation number Calculate Carnot cycle chemical potential coefficient collision compression considered constant temperature constant volume corresponding curve decrease defined density diagram distribution function electrons energy levels enthalpy entropy equal equation equilibrium expansion experimental expression extensive variable gases Gibbs function given graph Helmholtz function Hence ideal gas increase integral internal energy isothermal process Joule kilomole kinetic energy large number liquid macrostate magnetic molal molecular number of molecules number of particles oscillators P-v-T surface partial derivative partition function perature phase piston possible macrostates potential energy properties quantity ratio represented reservoir reversible adiabatic process reversible process second law Section Show solid specific heat capacity specific volume speed statistics substance temperature and pressure thermal thermodynamic probability thermodynamic temperature total energy total number triple point vapor pressure variables velocity Waals gas zero