Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: An intermediate level course
by Richard Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Lulu.com 2007
Number of pages: 201
A complete set of lecture notes for an upper-division thermodynamics and statistical mechanics course. Topics covered include elementary probability theory, classical thermodynamics, the thermodynamics of the atmosphere, heat engines, specific heat capacities of gases and solids, the Maxwell velocity distribution, paramagnetism, black-body radiation and the Stephan-Bolzmann law, conduction electrons in metals, and degeneracy pressure in white-dwarfs and neutron stars.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik - Princeton University Press
A text on two related subjects: thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Computer simulations and numerical calculations are used in a variety of contexts. The book brings some of the recent advances in research into the undergraduate curriculum.
by Joseph M. Powers - University of Notre Dame
Basic concepts of thermodynamics. Topics covered: Properties of a pure substance; Work and heat; First law of thermodynamics; Second law of thermodynamics; Power and refrigeration systems; Theoretical foundations of classical thermodynamics.
by Max Planck - Longmans, Green
The classic by the Nobel Laureate is still recognized as one of the best introductions to thermodynamics. A model of conciseness and clarity, it covers fundamental facts and definitions, first and second fundamental principles of thermodynamics, etc.
by Johan Hoffman, Claes Johnson
Computational foundation of thermodynamics based on deterministic finite precision computation without resort to statistics. A new 2nd Law without the concept of entropy is proved to be a consequence of the 1st Law and finite precision computation.