Chemical Thermodynamics Principles and Applications
- List Price: $165.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Academic Pr
- Publish date: 05/01/2000
Chemical Thermodynamics: Principles and Applications presents a thorough development of the principles of thermodynamics -- an old science to which the authors include the most modern applications, along with those of importance in developing the science and those of historical interest. The text is written in an informal, but rigorous style, including anecdotes about some of the great thermodynamicists (some of whom the authors have had a personal relationship), and focuses on "real" systems in the discussion and figures, in contrast to the generic examples that are often used in other textbooks. The book provides:
-- A basic review of thermodynamic principles, equations, and applications of broad interest
-- The development of thermodynamics as one of the preeminent examples of an exact science
-- A discussion of the standard state that emphasizes its significance and usefulness
-- A more rigorous and indepth treatment of thermodynamics and discussion of a wider variety of applications than are found in more broadly based physical chemistry undergraduate textbooks
-- Examples in the text, and exercises and problems at the end of each chapter, to assist the student in learning the subject
-- A complete set of references to all sources of data and to supplementary reading sources
Chemical Thermodynamics: Principles and Applications is an effective textbook for undergraduates and graduates and is also an excellent reference text for chemists and engineers who want to strengthen their foundation in thermodynamics and see how to apply the discipline to problems of chemical interest.
Chemical Thermodynamics: Principles and Applications and its companion volume Chemical Thermodynamics: Advanced Applications are designed to stand independently, but when taken together they make an excellent reference source for chemical thermodynamics.