Introduction to Thermodynamics and Phase Transitions
We assume that the reader has some previous knowledge of thermodynamics.1 Our intention here is to revise briefly the essential part of the theory, to introduce critical phenomena and, at the end of this chapter, to put the theory into a suitably generalized form for later use.
KeywordsThermodynamic Potential Helmholtz Free Energy Extensive Variable Free Energy Density Molar Heat Capacity
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