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Andrew M. Steane

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198788560

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788560.001.0001

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Mathematical tools

Mathematical tools

Chapter:
(p.40) 5 Mathematical tools
Source:
Thermodynamics
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Andrew M. Steane

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788560.003.0005

Mathematical techniques for working with partial derivatives are explained. The reciprocal and reciprocity theorems are obtained. Proper and improper (exact, inexact) differentials are defined. The mathematical definition of a function of state is given, and related to integration around a closed path. Integration involving multiple variables is explained.

Keywords:   Partial derivative, reciprocal, reciprocity, improper differential, exact differential, function of state

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