James Luscombe

March 12, 2018 by CRC Press
Textbook - 230 Pages - 45 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138542983 - CAT# K375312


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  • A sophisticated approach to the subject that is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and above
  • Modern applications of thermodynamics included throughout
  • To be followed by volumes on statistical mechanics, which can be used in conjunction with this book on courses which cover both thermodynamics and statistical mechanics


This book provides an accessible yet thorough introduction to thermodynamics, crafted and class-tested over many years of teaching. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this book delivers clear descriptions of how to think about the mathematics and physics involved. The content has been carefully developed in consultation with a large number of instructors, teaching courses worldwide, to ensure wide applicability to modules on thermodynamics. Modern applications of thermodynamics (in physics and related areas) are included throughout—something not offered to the same degree by existing texts in the field.