Edition 5 Principles Characterizing Physical and Chemical Processes
By Jurgen M. Honig

Publication Date: 22 Sep 2020

Thermodynamics: Principles Characterizing Physical and Chemical Processes, Fifth Edition is an authoritative guide on the physical and chemical processes based on classical thermodynamic principles. Emphasis is placed on fundamental principles, with a combination of theory and practice that demonstrates their applications in a variety of disciplines. Revised and updated to include new material and novel formulations, this edition features a new chapter on algebraic power laws and Fisher information theory, along with detailed updates on irreversible phenomena, Landau theory, self-assembly, Caratheodory’s theorem, and the effects of externally applied fields.

Drawing on the experience of its expert author, this book is a useful tool for both graduate students, professional chemists, and physicists who wish to acquire a more sophisticated overview of thermodynamics and related subject matter.

Key Features

  • Updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, including a new chapter on algebraic power laws and Fisher information theory
  • Includes clear explanations of abstract theoretical concepts
  • Provides exhaustive coverage of graphical, numerical and analytical computational techniques
About the author
By Jurgen M. Honig, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Table of Contents
1. Fundamentals of Thermodynamics2. Thermodynamic Properties of Ideal Systems3. Characterization of Nonideal Solutions4. Thermodynamic Properties of Electrolytes5. Thermodynamic Properties of Materials in Externally Applied Fields6. Irreversible Thermodynamics7. Critical Phenomena8. Algebraic Power Laws and Fisher Information Theory9. Reprise to The Second Law: Mathematical Proof of the Caratheodory Theorem and Resulting Interpretations10. Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics
Book details
ISBN: 9780128219409
Page Count: 492
Retail Price : £157.00
9780128014943; 9780444641120; 9780128185940; 9780857095923
Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Physicists, and graduate-level students in these disciplines