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The structure of this text is simple and transparent, enabling the easy mapping of the text onto a one-semester course syllabus and the attendant study. There are 8 chapters total and one three-part appendix. Throughout the text the student finds numerous examples (solved problems) reaching from cosmic to molecular evolution or from cloud formation to Bose condensation.


Two Fundamental Laws of Nature.- Thermodynamic Functions.- Equilibrium and Stability.- Simple Phase Diagrams.- Microscopic Interactions.- Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation.- Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics.


Reinhard Hentschke got his PhD degree in 1987 at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA. Since 1999 he has been Professor of theoretical physics (statistical mechanics of soft matter/chemical physics) at the Bergische Universität, Wuppertal, Germany. His research interests have frequently straddled the boundary between physics and chemis­try. As a group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research he has concen­trated on computer modelling of polymers.


From the reviews:

"As part of the ‘Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics’ series, this book is meant to support and complement undergraduate instruction on the topic. … provides several nicely worked-out problems fostering a deeper understanding of thermodynamics. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students." (H. Giesche, Choice, Vol. 51 (9), May, 2014)
EAN: 9783642367106
ISBN: 3642367100
Untertitel: For Physicists, Chemists and Materials Scientists. 'Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics'. 150 s/w Abbildungen. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2013
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Format: kartoniert
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