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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics$
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Robert H. Swendsen

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646944

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646944.001.0001

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Thermodynamic Processes

Thermodynamic Processes

Chapter:
(p.116) 11 Thermodynamic Processes
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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
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Robert H. Swendsen

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646944.003.0011

This chapter discusses reversible, irreversible, and quasi-static thermodynamic processes. Heat engines, refrigerators, air conditioners, and heat pumps are analysed and their optimal efficiencies are calculated.

Keywords:   quasi-static, heat engines, refrigerators, air conditioners, heat pumps

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