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Author Truesdell, Clifford Ambrose.

Title The Concepts and Logic of Classical Thermodynamics as a Theory of Heat Engines [electronic resource] : Rigorously Constructed upon the Foundation Laid by S. Carnot and F. Reech / by Clifford Ambrose Truesdell, Subramanyam Bharatha.

Published Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1977.


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Physical description 1 online resource (XXIV, 154 pages 22 illustrations).
Series Texts and Monographs in Physics, 1864-5879
Texts and monographs in physics.
Contents Calorimetry -- Carnot's General Axiom -- Universal Efficiency of Ordinary Carnot Cyclels -- Epilogue.
Summary The consequences of the existence of a thermal equation of state, the eighteenth century doctrine of latent and specific heats, and Carnot's general axiom are developed here completely and rigorously. The book has conceptual, historical, and pedagogical aims: for those already expert in thermodynamics, it is shown how the traditional theory can be developed, using simple mathematics alone, from natural assumptions about heat engines. The features common to the thermodynamics of Carnot and to Clausius are revealed, and the irreconcilable differences discerned. A clean elementary thermodynamics suitable for beginners is presented: anyone proficient in calculus and with a fair grasp of high-school physics of heat will be able to understand the book fully.
Other author Bharatha, Subramanyam.
Subject Physics.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783642810770 (electronic bk.)
3642810772 (electronic bk.)