Elements of Thermal Physics
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Assuming familiarity with first-year chemistry and mechanics courses, this book introduces the concepts of entropy and free energy to understand many great problems such as engine efficiency; paramagnetism; chemical equilibrium and phase transitions; elasticity in polymers and protein folding; molecular binding to surfaces and biomolecules; thermal radiation and global warming; and electronic properties of semiconductors.
As in the 5th Edition, the first 14 chapters and 10 Appendices require a knowledge of basic calculus (common derivatives and integrals) and include many practical exercises with solutions in the back of the book. Chapters 15 through 20 written for this 6th Edition --apply advanced calculus to explore newly developing research areas from the viewpoint of a condensed matter experimentalist, providing additional support for upper-division and graduate courses.
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