Elements of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
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The thermodynamic quantities of interest are – among others – the various thermodynamic potentials, such as The Internal Energy of simply Energy U or E. The Helmholtz Free Energy F ≡ U - TS. The Gibbs Free Energy G ≡ F + PV. The Enthalpy H ≡ U + PV. The Grand Thermodynamic Potential Ω = F - μN = -PV.
KeywordsGibbs Free Energy Internal Energy Statistical Mechanics Thermodynamic Potential Phononic Contribution
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- L. D. Landau & E. M. Lifshitz, Statistical Physics, Vol.I, 3rd ed., Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1980 [ST35].Google Scholar