Ideal for one- or two-semester courses that assume elementary knowledge of calculus, This text presents the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and applies these to problems dealing with properties of materials, phase transformations, chemical reactions, solutions and surfaces. The author utilizes principles of statistical mechanics to illustrate key concepts from a microscopic perspective, as well as develop equations of kinetic theory. The book provides end-of-chapter question and problem sets, some using Mathcad™ and Mathematica™; a useful glossary containing important symbols, definitions, and units; and appendices covering multivariable calculus and valuable numerical methods.
Table of Contents
"Introduction and Background. Thermodynamics: The Zeroth and First Laws. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. The Third Law and Free Energies. Statistical Mechanics. Phase Transformations in Single-Component Systems. Chemical Reactions. Ideal Solutions. Nonideal Solutions. Ionized Systems. Surfaces. Steady-State Systems. Appendix A Multivariable Calculus. Appendix B Numerical Methods. Appendix C Tables of Thermodynamic Data