Advertisement

A Brief Overview of Equilibrium Thermodynamics

  • Subhajit SahaEmail author
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Abstract

In this chapter, the fundamentals of equilibrium thermodynamics are briefly examined. The basic terminology is followed by the discussion of the thermodynamic concepts of temperature, internal energy, entropy, absolute entropy, and enthalpy. Finally, the four laws of thermodynamics are explained in detail.

Keywords

Thermodynamics Isolated system Thermodynamic equilibrium Temperature Entropy Internal energy Zeroth law First law Second law Third law 

References

  1. Callen, H.B. 1960. Thermodynamics. New York: Wiley.Google Scholar
  2. Kelly, J.J. Review of thermodynamics (Lecture notes). http://www.physics.umd.edu/courses/Phys603/kelly/Notes/ReviewThermodynamics.pdf.
  3. Sussman, M.V. 1972. Elementary general thermodynamics. Reading: Addison-Wesley.Google Scholar
  4. Zemansky, M.W., and R.H. Dittman. 1997. Heat and thermodynamics — An intermediate textbook. New York: The McGraw Hill Companies.Google Scholar

Suggested Further Reading

  1. Thermodynamics: Kelly, J.J. Review of thermodynamics (Lecture notes), http://www.physics.umd.edu/courses/Phys603/kelly/Notes/ReviewThermodynamics.pdf; Sussman, M.V. 1972. Elementary general thermodynamics. Addison-Wesley; Zemansky, M.W., and R.H. Dittman. 1997. Heat and thermodynamics — An intermediate textbook. The McGraw Hill Companies; Callen, H.B. 1960. Thermodynamics. Wiley.

Copyright information

© The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsPanihati MahavidyalayaKolkataIndia

Personalised recommendations