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Thermodynamics is the science that describes the behavior ofmatter at the macroscopic scale, and how this arises fromindividual molecules. As such, it is a subject of profoundpractical and fundamental importance to many science andengineering fields. Despite extremely varied applications rangingfrom nanomotors to cosmology, the core concepts of thermodynamicssuch as equilibrium and entropy are the same across alldisciplines. 

A Conceptual Guide to Thermodynamics serves as a concise,conceptual and practical supplement to the major thermodynamicstextbooks used in various fields. Presenting clear explanations ofthe core concepts,  the book aims to improve fundamentalunderstanding of the material, as well as homework and examperformance. 

Distinctive features include:

  • Terminology and Notation Key:  A universaltranslator that addresses the myriad of conventions, terminologies,and notations found across the major thermodynamics texts.
  • Content Maps:  Specific references to eachmajor thermodynamic text by section and page number for each newconcept that is introduced.
  • Helpful Hints and Don’t Try Its:  Numeroususeful tips for solving problems, as well as warnings of commonstudent pitfalls.
  • Unique Explanations: Conceptually clear, mathematicallyfairly simple, yet also sufficiently precise andrigorous. 

A more extensive set of reference materials,  includingolder and newer editions of the major textbooks, as well as anumber of less commonly used titles, is available online at http://www.conceptualthermo.com. 

Undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry, physics,engineering, geosciences and biological sciences will benefit fromthis book, as will students preparing for graduate school entranceexams and MCATs.

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A Conceptual Guide to Thermodynamics 

Bill Poirier
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department ofPhysics, Center for Chemical Biology
Texas Tech University, USA

Thermodynamics is the science that describes the behavior of matterat the macroscopic scale, and how this arises from individualmolecules. As such, it is a subject of profound practical andfundamental importance to many science and engineering fields.Despite extremely varied applications ranging from nanomotors tocosmology, the core concepts of thermodynamics such as equilibriumand entropy are the same across all disciplines. 

A Conceptual Guide to Thermodynamics serves as a concise,conceptual and practical supplement to the major thermodynamicstextbooks used in various fields. Presenting clear explanations ofthe core concepts,  the book aims to improve fundamentalunderstanding of the material, as well as homework and examperformance. 

Distinctive features include:

  • Terminology and Notation Key:  A universaltranslator that addresses the myriad of conventions, terminologies,and notations found across the major thermodynamics texts.
  • Content Maps:  Specific references to eachmajor thermodynamic text by section and page number for each newconcept that is introduced.
  • Helpful Hints and Don’t Try Its:  Numeroususeful tips for solving problems, as well as warnings of commonstudent pitfalls.
  • Unique Explanations: Conceptually clear, mathematicallyfairly simple, yet also sufficiently precise andrigorous. 

A more extensive set of reference materials,  includingolder and newer editions of the major textbooks, as well as anumber of less commonly used titles, is available online at http://www.conceptualthermo.com. 

Undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry, physics,engineering, geosciences and biological sciences will benefit fromthis book, as will students preparing for graduate school entranceexams and MCATs.

About the Author:

Professor Bill Poirier, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, USA
Professor Poirier is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Joint Professor of Physics at Texas Tech University, where he has held research positions since 2001. His research is concerned with the development and application of new methods for performing accurate quantum dynamics calculations with unprecedented computational efficiency, to allow calculations for larger systems than ever before. This has wide ranging applications in areas including astrophysics, environmental, atmospheric and combustion chemistry, materials, and hydrogen storage.
Professor Poirier has extensive teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate level, teaching undergraduate courses in general chemistry and physical chemistry, and graduate courses in chemical kinetics, molecular spectroscopy and statistical mechanics.

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