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Thermodynamics: A complete undergraduate course

Andrew M. Steane


This is an undergraduate textbook in thermodynamics—the science of heat, work, temperature, and entropy. The text presents thermodynamics in and of itself, as an elegant and powerful set of ideas and methods. These methods open the way to understanding a very wide range of phenomena in physics, chemistry, engineering, and biology. Starting out from an introduction of concepts at first year undergraduate level, the roles of temperature, internal energy, and entropy are explained via the laws of thermodynamics. The text employs a combination of examples, exercises, and careful discussion, with a ... More

Keywords: Thermodynamics, entropy, second law, undergraduate, textbook, heat, temperature, free energy, global warming

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198788560
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788560.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew M. Steane, author
University Lecturer and Fellow, University of Oxford and Exeter College