A History of Thermodynamics (Record no. 2996)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9783540462279
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024 7# - OTHER STANDARD IDENTIFIER
Standard number or code 10.1007/978-3-540-46227-9
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Language code of text/sound track or separate title eng
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Müller, Ingo.
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245 12 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title A History of Thermodynamics
Medium [electronic resource] :
Remainder of title The Doctrine of Energy and Entropy /
Statement of responsibility, etc by Ingo Müller.
260 #1 - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Berlin, Heidelberg :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2007.
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-- Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
-- 2007.
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Extent X, 320 p.
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505 0# - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note Temperature -- Energy -- Entropy -- Entropy as S = k ln W -- Chemical Potentials -- Third Law of Thermodynamics -- Radiation Thermodynamics -- Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes -- Fluctuations -- Relativistic Thermodynamics -- Metabolism.
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Summary, etc The development of thermodynamics in the second half of the 19th century has had a strong impact on both technology and natural philosophy. It is true that the steam engine for the conversion of heat into work existed before thermodynamics was developed as a branch of physics. However, the systematic theory improved the conversion process, and it succeeded in developing other processes essential to modern life, notably refrigeration and rectification. So, altogether thermodynamics has provided humanity with cheap energy, and cheap fuel, -- consequently with cheap, and abundant, and unspoiled food. Thus thermodynamics has made populations grow, and life expectancy increase beyond anything people could possibly have imagined 200 years ago. At the same time thermodynamics has uncovered the precarious balance between determinism and stochasticity which is essential to processes on earth, including life. The competition of those intentions is described by the doctrine of energy and entropy in thermodynamics; energy tends to force a system into one single state, and entropy tends to spread the system evenly over all possible states. These competing tendencies are weighted by temperature such that minimal energy determines cold systems. The knowledge gained by thermodynamic research led to quantum mechanics, whose rules become predominant at low temperatures, and to stellar physics, where temperature is high enough to make relativity theory essential. The expansion of thermodynamic technology and natural philosophy is reviewed in the book along with the struggles and fates of some of the engineers and physicists who pioneered the development.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Engineering.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Science
General subdivision History.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Thermodynamics.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Mechanics, applied.
650 14 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Engineering.
650 24 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Engineering Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena.
650 24 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Physics and Applied Physics in Engineering.
650 24 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
650 24 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Thermodynamics.
650 24 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element History of Science.
710 2# - ADDED ENTRY--CORPORATE NAME
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element SpringerLink (Online service)
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Title Springer eBooks
776 08 - ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL FORM ENTRY
Display text Printed edition:
International Standard Book Number 9783540462262
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Uniform Resource Identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-46227-9
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