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Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

  • Antonis Modinos
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Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Abstract

In the present chapter we shall look at the concept of energy as it developed from empirical observations to become one of the two basic concepts (the other being entropy ) of a branch of physics known as thermodynamics. The story begins with heat .

Keywords

Volume Versus Triple Point Mechanical Work Thermodynamic Quantity Isothermal Compressibility 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emeritus Professor of PhysicsNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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