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You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Herbert B. Herbert Bernard Callen was an American physicist best known as the author of the textbook Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, the most frequently cited thermodynamic reference in physics research literature.
Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. Undetected location. NO YES. Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, 2nd Edition. Selected type: Paperback. Added to Your Shopping Cart. This is a dummy description. The only text to cover both thermodynamic and statistical mechanics--allowing students to fully master thermodynamics at the macroscopic level.
Presents essential ideas on critical phenomena developed over the last decade in simple, qualitative terms. This new edition maintains the simple structure of the first and puts new emphasis on pedagogical considerations. Thermostatistics is incorporated into the text without eclipsing macroscopic thermodynamics, and is integrated into the conceptual framework of physical theory.
About the Author Herbert Bernard Callen was an American physicist best known as the author of the textbook Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, the most frequently cited thermodynamic reference in physics research literature.
The Problem and the Postulates. The Conditions of Equilibrium. Some Formal Relationships, and Sample Systems. Reversible Processes and the Maximum Work Theorem. Alternative Formulations and Legendre Transformations. Maxwell Relations. Stability of Thermodynamic Systems.
First-Order Phase Transitions. Critical Phenomena. The Nernst Postulate. Summary of Principles for General Systems. Properties of Materials. Irreversible Thermodynamics. Entropy and Disorder; Generalized Canonical Formulations. Quantum Fluids. Postlude: Symmetry and the Conceptual Foundations of Thermostatistics. General References.
Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, 2nd Edition
Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics is a textbook written by Herbert Callen that explains the basics of classical thermodynamics and discusses advanced topics in both classical and quantum frameworks. The textbook contains three parts, each building upon the previous. The first edition was published in and a second followed in The first part of the book starts by presenting the problem thermodynamics is trying to solve, and provides the postulates on which thermodynamics is founded. It then develops upon this foundation to discuss reversible processes, heat engines , thermodynamics potentials , Maxwell's relations , stability of thermodynamics systems , and first-order phase transitions. As the author lays down the basics of thermodynamics, he then goes to discuss more advanced topics such as critical phenomena and irreversible processes. The second part of the text presents the foundations of classical statistical mechanics.
Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics