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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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Stability Conditions

Stability Conditions

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(p.167) 16 Stability Conditions
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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
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Robert H. Swendsen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646944.003.0016

The optimization conditions derived in the previous chapter lead to stability conditions for thermodynamic equilibrium. The fundamental conditions are expressed in terms of the signs of second derivatives of thermodynamic potentials, but they include restrictions on specific heats and compressibilities, which must be positive.

Keywords:   equilibrium, stability, specific heats, compressibilities

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