General and Statistical Thermodynamics by Raza Tahir-KheliGeneral and Statistical Thermodynamics by Raza Tahir-Kheli

General and Statistical Thermodynamics

byRaza Tahir-Kheli

Hardcover | September 25, 2011

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This textbook explains completely the general and statistical thermodynamics. It begins with an introductory statistical mechanics course, deriving all the important formulae meticulously and explicitly, without mathematical short cuts. The main part of the book deals with the careful discussion of the concepts and laws of thermodynamics, van der Waals, Kelvin and Claudius theories, ideal and real gases, thermodynamic potentials, phonons and all the related aspects. To elucidate the concepts introduced and to provide practical problem solving support, numerous carefully worked examples are of great value for students. The text is clearly written and punctuated with many interesting anecdotes. This book is written as main textbook for upper undergraduate students attending a course on thermodynamics.
HONORS AND AWARDSFulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania: 1962 - 1964.Fellow American Physical SocietyEMPLOYMENT:Senior Scientific Officer and Adviser to the Chairman,Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, 1964-66.TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA. :Assistant Professor of Physics: 1966-1968Associate Professor of Physic...
Title:General and Statistical ThermodynamicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:677 pagesPublished:September 25, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642214800

ISBN - 13:9783642214806

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Zeroth Law.- Perfect Gas.- The First Law.- The Second Law.- First and Second Laws Combined.- Van der Waals Theory: Imperfect Gases.- Internal Energy and Enthalpy.- Fundamental Equation.- Thermodynamic Potentials.- Statistical Thermodynamics:Third Law.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Tahir-Kheli . is to be commended for covering a wide array of thermodynamics topics ranging from classical to statistical subjects. . He engages the reader with many well-stated exercises followed by detailed solutions. . a must for science and engineering graduate students engaged in theoretical and experimental thermodynamics and statistical mechanics research; it solidly provides a wide range of relationships that may be pivotal in that field and other related areas such as biophysics and bioengineering. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students through professionals." (R. N. Laoulache, Choice, Vol. 50 (7), March, 2013)