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Treatise on Thermodynamics (Classic Reprint) [Paperback]

Max Planck

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16 April 2010
FROM THE PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION. THE oft-repeated requests either to publish my collected papers on Thermodynamics, or to work them up into a comprehensive treatise, first suggested the writing of this book. Although the first plan would have been the simpler, especially as I found no occasion to make any important changes in the line of thought of my original papers, yet I decided to re",-rite the whole subject-matter, with the intention of giving at greater length, and with more detail, certain general considerations and demonstrations too concisely expressed in these papers. My chief reason, however, was that an opportunity was thus offered of presenting the entire field of Thermodynamics from a uniform point of view. This, to be sure, deprives the work of the character of an original contribution to science, and stamps it rather as an introductory text-book on Thermodynamics for students who ha ve taken elementary courses in Physics and Chemistry, and are f

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PART I; FUNDAMENTAL FACTS AND DEFINITIONS; CHAP; I TEMPERATURE; II MOLECULAR WEIGHT •; III QUANTITY OF HEAT •; PART II; THE FIRST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF; THERMODYNAMICS; I GENERAL EXPOSITION; PAOB; 1; 23; 34; 40; II APPLICATIONS TO HOMOGENEOUS SYSTEMS • 48; III APPLICATIONS TO NON-HOMOGENEOUS SYSTEMS 69; PART III; THE SECOND FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF; THERMODYNAMICS; I INTRODUCTION; II PROOF; III GENERAL DEDUCTIvNS; 78; 89; lOS PART IV; APPLICATIONS TO SPECIAL ST ATES OF; EQUILIBRIUM; t HOMOGENEOUS SYSTEMS; II SYSTEM IN DIFFERENT STATES OF AGGREGATION 139; III SYSTEM OF ANY NUMBER OF INDEPENDENT CONSTITUENTS; 179; IV GASEOUS SYSTEM 215; V DILUTE SOLUTIONS 229; VI ABSOLUTE VALUE OF THE ENTROPY NERNST'S THEOREM 272; INDEX • 293

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