Three Laws Of Nature: A Little Book On Thermodynamics

March 12, 2019|
Three Laws Of Nature: A Little Book On Thermodynamics by R. Stephen Berry
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A short and entertaining introduction to thermodynamics that uses real-world examples to explain accessibly an important but subtle scientific theory
 
A romantic description of the second law of thermodynamics is that the universe becomes increasingly disordered. But what does that actually mean? Starting with an overview of the three laws of thermodynamics, MacArthur “genius grant" winner R. Stephen Berry explains in this short book the fundamentals of a fundamental science. Readers learn both the history of thermodynamics, which began with attempts to solve everyday engineering problems, and ongoing controversy and unsolved puzzles. The exposition, suitable for both students and armchair physicists, requires no previous knowledge of the subject and only the simplest mathematics, taught as needed.
 
With this better understanding of one science, readers also gain an appreciation of the role of research in science, the provisional nature of scientific theory, and the ways scientific exploration can uncover fundamental truths. Thus, from a science of everyday experience, we learn about the nature of the universe.
 
R. Stephen Berry is James Franck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago and a 1983 MacArthur Fellow. His work has contributed to the understanding of the atomic origins of freezing, melting, crystallization, and glass formation.
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Title:Three Laws Of Nature: A Little Book On Thermodynamics
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:184 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.69 in
Shipping dimensions:184 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.69 in
Published:March 12, 2019
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300238785

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