An Introduction to Thermal Physics

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Addison Wesley, 1999 - Science - 422 pages

This text provides a balanced, well-organized treatment of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, making thermal physics interesting and accessible to anyone who has completed a year of calculus-based introductory physics. Part I introduces essential concepts of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics from a unified view, applying concepts in a select number of illustrative examples. Parts II and III explore further applications of classical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Throughout, the emphasis is on real-world applications.

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User Review  - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing

Its a bit hard to judge as I can't say I am an expert in any of thermal physics, sub- or related disciplines like statistical mechanics, or in teaching... but as a student, I think this book was a ... Read full review

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User Review  - divisionbyzer0 - LibraryThing

Not bad as far as a thermodynamics text goes. Covers both classical thermo dynamics and statistical mechanics. The math is generally concise and easy to follow (albeit with judicious unrigourous ... Read full review

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