Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: An Integrated Approach (Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering)

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: An Integrated Approach (Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering)

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M Scott Shell
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 4/16/2015
EAN 9781107656789, ISBN10: 1107656788

Paperback, 500 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.2 cm
Language: English

Learn classical thermodynamics alongside statistical mechanics with this fresh approach to the subjects. Molecular and macroscopic principles are explained in an integrated, side-by-side manner to give students a deep, intuitive understanding of thermodynamics and equip them to tackle future research topics that focus on the nanoscale. Entropy is introduced from the get-go, providing a clear explanation of how the classical laws connect to the molecular principles, and closing the gap between the atomic world and thermodynamics. Notation is streamlined throughout, with a focus on general concepts and simple models, for building basic physical intuition and gaining confidence in problem analysis and model development. Well over 400 guided end-of-chapter problems are included, addressing conceptual, fundamental, and applied skill sets. Numerous worked examples are also provided together with handy shaded boxes to emphasize key concepts, making this the complete teaching package for students in chemical engineering and the chemical sciences.

1. Introduction and guide to this text
2. Equilibrium and entropy
3. Energy and how the microscopic world works
4. Entropy and how the macroscopic world works
5. The fundamental equation
6. The first law and reversibility
7. Legendre transforms and other potentials
8. Maxwell relations and measurable quantities
9. Gases
10. Phase equilibrium
11. Stability
12. Solutions - fundamentals
13. Solutions - advanced and special cases
14. Solids
15. The third law
16. The canonical partition function
17. Fluctuations
18. Statistical mechanics of classical systems
19. Other ensembles
20. Reaction equilibrium
21. Reaction coordinates and rates
22. Molecular simulation methods.