The Concepts and Logic of Classical Thermodynamics as a Theory of Heat Engines

Rigorously Constructed upon the Foundation Laid by S. Carnot and F. Reech

  • Clifford Ambrose TruesdellIII
  • Subramanyam Bharatha

Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Calorimetry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, Subramanyam Bharatha
      Pages 3-7
    3. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, Subramanyam Bharatha
      Pages 8-19
    4. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, Subramanyam Bharatha
      Pages 26-31
    5. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, Subramanyam Bharatha
      Pages 32-37
    6. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, Subramanyam Bharatha
      Pages 38-43
  3. Carnot’s General Axiom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, Subramanyam Bharatha
      Pages 47-56
    3. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, Subramanyam Bharatha
      Pages 57-65
    4. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, Subramanyam Bharatha
      Pages 100-108
    5. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, Subramanyam Bharatha
      Pages 109-111
    6. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, Subramanyam Bharatha
      Pages 112-118
    7. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, Subramanyam Bharatha
      Pages 119-125
  4. Universal Efficiency of Ordinary Carnot Cycles

About this book

Introduction

Mon but n'a jamais be de m'occuper des ces matieres comme physicien, mais seulement comme /ogicien ... F. REECH, 1856 I do not think it possible to write the history of a science until that science itself shall have been understood, thanks to a clear, explicit, and decent logical structure. The exuberance of dim, involute, and undisciplined his­ torical essays upon classical thermodynamics reflects the confusion of the theory itself. Thermodynamics, despite its long history, has never had the benefit of a magisterial synthesis like that which EULER gave to hydro­ dynamics in 1757 or that which MAXWELL gave to electromagnetism in 1873; the expositions in the works of discovery in thermodynamics stand a pole apart from the pellucid directness of the notes in which CAUCHY presented his creation and development of the theory of elasticity from 1822 to 1845. Thermodynamics was born in obscurity and disorder, not to say confusion, and there the common presentations of it have remained. With this tractate I aim to provide a simple logical structure for the classical thermodynamics of homogeneous fluid bodies. Like any logical structure, it is only one of many possible ones. I think it is as simple and pretty as can be.

Keywords

Heat Logic Potential calorimetry dynamics energy entropy equation of state mathematics physics sorption temperature thermodynamic potentials thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Clifford Ambrose TruesdellIII
    • 1
  • Subramanyam Bharatha
    • 2
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Research DepartmentEsso Resources Canada LimitedCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-81077-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-81079-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-81077-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-5879
  • Series Online ISSN 1864-5887
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