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An introduction to applied statistical thermodynamics.


An introduction to applied statistical thermodynamics.

Sandler, Stanley I.

John Wiley & Sons


341 pages




Having found that students in his graduate course on thermodynamics come with a wide variety of background and exposure, Sandler (chemical engineering, chemistry, and biochemistry; U. of Delaware) gets everyone on the same page by teaching in the first half of the first semester the material he teaches in his two-semester undergraduate course. For the second half, he introduces the fundamental ideas and engineering uses of statistical thermodynamics, the equilibrium part of the statistical mechanics, and it is for that half that he has written this text. Among his topics are the canonical partition function, chemical reactions in ideal gases, integral equation theories for the radial distribution functions, and perturbation theory.

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