Applications of Thermodynamics

  • Josef Honerkamp
  • Hartmann Römer


In Chap. 7, we attempted to explain the behavior and properties of macroscopic bodies with the assistance of our knowledge of microscopic interactions. We introduced terms such as entropy S, pressure p, temperature T and chemical potential μ. We called these quantities state variables and the set of state variables was structured by the Gibbs form
$$ dE = TdS - pdV + \mu dN. $$


Phase Transition Water Vapor Partial Pressure Latent Heat Triple Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Honerkamp
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  • Hartmann Römer
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikAlbert-Ludwigs-UniversitätFreiburgGermany

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