Thermodynamic Potentials

  • Mário J. de Oliveira
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


The thermodynamic properties of an isotropic fluid, confined in a vessel, involve several thermodynamic quantities such as pressure, temperature, volume, the internal energy and entropy. These quantities are not all independent.


Internal Energy Concave Function Thermodynamic Potential Helmholtz Free Energy Extensive Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mário J. de Oliveira
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  1. 1.Instituto de FisicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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