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Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics by Herbert B. The only text to cover both thermodynamic and statistical mechanics--allowing students to fully master thermodynamics at the macroscopic level. Presents essential ideas on critical phenomena developed over the last decade in simple, qualitative terms. This new edition maintains the simple structure of the first and puts new emphasis on pedagogical considerations. Thermosta The only text to cover both thermodynamic and statistical mechanics--allowing students to fully master thermodynamics at the macroscopic level.
Thermostatistics is incorporated into the text without eclipsing macroscopic thermodynamics, and is integrated into the conceptual framework of physical theory.
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Intuitive as well as mathematical understanding to deeper thermodynamics, reading this was very satisfying. Oct 14, Arghya Dutta rated it it was amazing Shelves: textbooks , science , read-in , read-and-to-buy-physics-books.
Definitely not an undergrad text. Logical and persuasive. Contains a really nice section about Legendre transformation. Mar 28, Sean rated it really liked it. Callen does a pretty good job of putting together a consistent theory of thermodynamics from first principles.
My difficulty with thermodynamics is often that they tend to pull results out of nowhere, either based on problems I didn't do or assumed knowledge of some obscure combinations of partial derivatives and identities. Callen however does a pretty good job of motivating the development of the material with comprehensive reasoning.
I will say this though, stay away from the 1st addition, it Callen does a pretty good job of putting together a consistent theory of thermodynamics from first principles. I will say this though, stay away from the 1st addition, it is absolutely terrible. Nov 05, Brian rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , non-fiction.
LOVED this book. Had I continued in science, I would have wanted this to be a big part of my field as indeed it was in graduate school. Clear without being simplistic. A valuable reference for the working chemist and engineer. May 16, Landon Prisbrey rated it it was ok. The book's biggest pitfall is the horrible index. Because of this it's hard to refer to old topics or use as a quick reference. Jan 22, DJ marked it as to-read Shelves: stat-phys.
Callen waxes philosophical on the most fundamental subset of physics. Chose this over the course text for an undergrad thermodynamics course and glad I did. Too hard, try again. Mar 12, Evan rated it really liked it Shelves: physics. A beautifully-written book. Not a reference, but a rare scientific text to learn from. Kumar Abhisek rated it liked it Sep 11, Hatem Alyamani rated it really liked it Apr 10, Fatema Rabai rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Pratik Aghor rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Akshaya rated it liked it Mar 01, Blake Lane rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Ryan Coons rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Mehmet Tezgel rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Robert rated it really liked it Mar 04, Tiara Ann rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Amanda rated it did not like it Nov 23, Muhammedsayedd rated it it was amazing Feb 21, Andrew Ringsmuth rated it really liked it Jun 27, Enrique rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Benjamin Shaffer rated it it was amazing Dec 19, Motorpsico rated it really liked it Oct 18, Santhosh rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Indigo Blue rated it really liked it Jan 16, Prajapat Rock rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Sureshduguta rated it really liked it Nov 13, Inaya rated it it was amazing Oct 09, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Herbert Bernard Callen July 1, — May 22, was an American physicist specializing in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. He also worked on a U. Navy project concerning guided missiles Project Bumblebee at Princeton University in His doctoral dissertation concerns the Kelvin thermoelectric and thermomagnetic relations, and Onsager 's reciprocal relations ;  it was titled On the Theory of Irreversible Processes. In , Callen joined the faculty of the Department of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania and became a professor in
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