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Concepts in Thermal Physics
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Concepts in Thermal Physics

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

Abstract

An understanding of thermal physics is crucial to much of modern physics, chemistry, and engineering. This book provides a modern introduction to the main principles that are foundational to thermal physics, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. The key concepts are carefully presented in a clear way, and new ideas are illustrated with worked examples as well as a description of the historical background to their discovery. Applications are presented to subjects as diverse as stellar astrophysics, information and communication theory, condensed matter physics, and climate change. Each cha ... More

Keywords: thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, historical background, stellar astrophysics, information, communication, condensed matter physics, climate change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199562091
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.001.0001

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Stephen J. Blundell, author
University of Oxford, UK
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Katherine M. Blundell, author
University of Oxford, UK
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