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Energy and Entropy

Equilibrium to Stationary States


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Michael E. Starzak
    Pages 1-21
  3. Michael E. Starzak
    Pages 23-36
  4. Michael E. Starzak
    Pages 37-49
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  17. Michael E. Starzak
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  18. Back Matter
    Pages 297-314

About this book


This book is an overview of classical thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, non-equilibrium and stationary state thermodynamics. This comprehensive work is the first book outside of specialized monographs to approach flow systems and irreversible thermodynamics for advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate courses in thermodynamics in chemistry, physics, biophysics, and engineering programs. Instructors for those courses will find in this book transparent models that clarify a broad range of difficult physical and mathematical concepts, including:

  • Cooligative properties and solution thermodynamics
  • Chemical potential for equilibrium systems
  • Continuous energy systems
  • Transition to non-equilibrium systems through statistical chemical kinetics
  • Bose–Einstein statistics in conjunction with unimolecular reaction rate theory
  • Irreversible thermodynamics with both time and spatial dependence
  • Basic stationary state processes.


Starzak currentsam entropy statistical thermodynamics thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. ChemistryState University of New York, BinghamtonBinghamtonU.S.A.

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From the reviews:

“Energy and Entropy offers an interesting approach to combining classical and statistical thermodynamics. … Starzak (chemistry, SUNY Binghamton) frequently mixes statistical examples into the portions of the text that deal with classical thermodynamics. … The end-of-chapter problems encourage students to apply what they have learned, with worked-out solutions provided at the end of the book. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.” (H. Giesche, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), August, 2010)