Thermodynamics

  • Andreas Hofmann
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Abstract

The description of macroscopic phenomena in the area of chemistry, biology, physics and geology is of eminent importance to develop an appreciation and understanding of the molecular processes that give rise to these phenomena. Thermodynamics is a systematic theory that is applicable and valid in a truly general fashion. As such, the knowledge of thermodynamic concepts is a pre-requisite for many neighbouring disciplines, such as materials science, environmental science, biochemistry, forensics, etc.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Hofmann
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  1. 1.Eskitis InstituteGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural SciencesThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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