Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 404
Weight: 866 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.
From the reviews:
"The book is divided in twelve chapters which describe the fundamentals of thermodynamics and many applications, mainly in machines or chemical reactions. ... The whole book is also illustrated with many figures and many historical notes concerning the pioneers of the thermodynamics. Engineers will find here an historical complete introduction of thermodynamics going to modern developments. Mathematicians involved in partial differential equations (pde) will find the physical and historical context which leads to the famous heat or wave equations, among other pdes." (Alain Brillard, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1168, 2009)
"This is a remarkable book, which presents in a systematic way the fundamental aspects of classical thermodynamics. ... The interesting feature of the book is that all applications are described using the rigorous concepts of thermodynamics. The book contains also many historical annotations and many mini-biographies of the pioneers. ... The authors formulate and exploit the second law of thermodynamics, together with the concept of entropy. ... The book ends with some studies about flames, linear viscoelasticity and shape memory alloys." (Elvira Barbera, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 b)
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