LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS, THE - A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS, THE - A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal everything is moved or restrained by four simple laws. Written by Peter Atkins, one of the world's leading authorities on thermodynamics, this introduction explains what these four laws are and how they work.Guiding the reader a step at a time, Atkins begins with Zeroth (so named because the first two laws were well established before scientists realized that a third law, relating to temperature, should precede them-hence the jocular name zeroth), and proceeds through the First, Second, and Third Laws, offering a clear account of concepts such as the availability of work and the conservation of energy.
Editora: OXFORD UK
ISBN: 0199572194
ISBN13: 9780199572199
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2010
Número de Páginas: 144
Acabamento: PAPERBACK
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