CONTENTS:- Thermodynamics; Thermodynamic Equilibrium; Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics; Internal Energy; First Law of Thermodynamics; State Function; Heat Engine; Second Law of Thermodynamics; Free Energy; Third Law of Thermodynamics; Thermodynamic Potentials; Entropy; Conjugate Variables; Statistical Mechanics; Boltzmann constant; Equipartition Theorem; Partition Function; Statistical Ensemble; Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics.
The author has prepared a compact introductory thermodynamics and statistical mechanics book which will serve well for mature students who need a command of this important field. Undergraduate students will find the presentation logical, the examples thoughtful, and the coverage thorough. Students and professionals from whom memory or mastery of previous thermodynamics courses have dimmed, will find, in addition to the above virtues, careful derivation of the properties of non-ideal systems and emphasis on when to use these results instead of ideal system results, treatment of multireaction equilibria, and [a personal favourite] a succinct elucidation of that odd proposition of thermodynamics, Le Chatelier's principle. These students will value this small volume packed with the power of classical thermodynamics.