Thermodynamics Kept Simple - A Molecular Approach: What is the Driving Force in the World of Molecules?, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Thermodynamics Kept Simple - A Molecular Approach

What is the Driving Force in the World of Molecules?, 1st Edition

By Roland Kjellander

CRC Press

251 pages

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Thermodynamics Kept Simple - A Molecular Approach: What is the Driving Force in the World of Molecules? offers a truly unique way of teaching and thinking about basic thermodynamics that helps students overcome common conceptual problems. For example, the book explains the concept of entropy from the perspective of probabilities of various molecula

Table of Contents

Introduction. Energy and entropy. Entropy and free energy. More on gases and the basics of thermodynamics. Mixtures and reactions. Phases and temperature variations. Epilogue. Appendices.

About the Author

Roland Kjellander acquired a master's degree in chemical engineering, a Ph.D in physical chemistry, and the title of docent in physical chemistry from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently a professor emeritus of physical chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His previous appointments include roles in various academic and research capacities at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Australian National University, Canberra; Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA; and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He was awarded the 2004 Pedagogical Prize from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the 2007 Norblad-Ekstrand Medal from the Swedish Chemical Society. Professor Kjellander's field of research is statistical mechanics, in particular liquid state theory.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013050
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
SCI065000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics