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A Conceptual Guide to Thermodynamics by Bill Poirier

By Bill Poirier

Thermodynamics is the technological know-how that describes the habit of subject on the macroscopic scale, and the way this arises from person molecules. As such, it's a topic of profound functional and primary value to many technology and engineering fields. regardless of tremendous diverse purposes starting from nanomotors to cosmology, the center thoughts of thermodynamics equivalent to equilibrium and entropy are a similar throughout all disciplines. 

A Conceptual consultant to Thermodynamics serves as a concise, conceptual and functional complement to the key thermodynamics textbooks utilized in a number of fields. providing transparent factors of the middle concepts,  the booklet goals to enhance basic realizing of the cloth, in addition to homework and examination performance. 

Distinctive positive aspects include:

  • Terminology and Notation Key:  A common translator that addresses the myriad of conventions, terminologies, and notations came upon around the significant thermodynamics texts.
  • Content Maps:  Specific references to every significant thermodynamic textual content via part and web page quantity for every new idea that is introduced.
  • Helpful tricks and Don’t attempt Its:  Numerous helpful information for fixing difficulties, in addition to warnings of universal scholar pitfalls.
  • Unique Explanations: Conceptually transparent, mathematically rather uncomplicated, but additionally sufficiently distinct and rigorous. 

A extra huge set of reference fabrics,  including older and more recent variations of the most important textbooks, in addition to a few much less commonplace titles, is obtainable on-line at

Undergraduate and graduate scholars of chemistry, physics, engineering, geosciences and organic sciences will take advantage of this e-book, as will scholars getting ready for graduate tuition front checks and MCATs.

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