Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Applications [electronic resource] : With Historical Annotations and Many Citations from Avogadro to Zermelo / by Ingo Müller, Wolfgang H. Müller.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009Description: XVI, 404 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540746485Subject(s): Engineering | Thermodynamics | Engineering | Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer | ThermodynamicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.4021 LOC classification: TJ265QC319.8-338.5Online resources: Click here to access online
Prologue on ideal gases and incompressible fluids -- Objectives of thermodynamics and its equations of balance -- Constitutive equations -- Reversible processes and cycles. “p dV thermodynamics” for the calculation of thermodynamic engines -- Entropy -- Entropy as S=k lnW -- Steam engines and refrigerators -- Heat Transfer -- Mixtures, solutions, and alloys -- Chemically reacting mixtures -- Moist air -- Selected problems in thermodynamics -- Thermodynamics of irreversible processes.
The book provides a systematic introduction into the fundamental ideas of thermodynamics at a somewhat advanced level. And it exhibits many applications of the theory in the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, physical chemistry, and materials science. The universal equations of balance are strictly separated from the constitutive equations which characterize the behavior of material bodies, mostly gases, vapors, and liquids. Some selected solids like rubber, gels and shape memory alloys are considered as well. Both authors have taught students of the subject for many years at the Technical University of Berlin, and they have actively participated in modern research in thermodynamics. Historical annotations offer some relaxing moments for the reader.