Equilibrium Thermodynamics

De Oliveira, Mario J.

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2018-07-25
  • 售價: $3,810
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$3,620
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 400
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 3662571218
  • ISBN-13: 9783662571217
  • 相關分類: 熱力學 Thermodynamics

下單後立即進貨 (約1週~2週)

商品描述

This textbook provides an exposition of equilibrium thermodynamics and its applications to several areas of physics with particular attention to phase transitions and critical phenomena. The applications include several areas of condensed matter physics and include also a chapter on thermochemistry. Phase transitions and critical phenomena are treated according to the modern development of the field, based on the ideas of universality and on the Widom scaling theory. For each topic, a mean-field or Landau theory is presented to describe qualitatively the phase transitions. These theories include the van der Waals theory of the liquid-vapor transition, the Hildebrand-Heitler theory of regular mixtures, the Griffiths-Landau theory for multicritical points in multicomponent systems, the Bragg-Williams theory of order-disorder in alloys, the Weiss theory of ferromagnetism, the N el theory of antiferromagnetism, the Devonshire theory for ferroelectrics and Landau-de Gennes theory of liquid crystals.
This new edition presents expanded sections on phase transitions, liquid crystals and magnetic systems, for all problems detailed solutions are provided. It is intended for students in physics and chemistry and provides a unique combination of thorough theoretical explanation and presentation of applications in both areas. Chapter summaries, highlighted essentials and problems with solutions enable a self sustained approach and deepen the knowledge. It is intended for students in physics and chemistry and provides a unique combination of thorough theoretical explanation and presentation of applications in both areas. Chapter summaries, highlighted essentials and problems with solutions enable a self sustained approach and deepen the knowledge.

作者簡介

Prof. Dr. Mário José de Oliveira has studied physics at the University of Sao Paulo (Brasil) and at the Carnegie-Mellon University (USA). He has more than 25 years of teaching experience at the University of Sao Paulo in condensed matter physics and thermodynamics. His research interests are phase transitions, critical phenomena and stochastic dynamics.