In this classic of modern science, the Nobel Laureate presents a clear treatment of systems, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamic potentials, and much more. Calculus required.
THIS book ori~nated in a course of lectures held at Columbia University, New York, during the summer session of 1936.
It is an elementary treatise throughout, based entirely on pure thermodynamics; however, it is assumed that the reader is familiar with the fundamental facts of thermometry and calorimetry, Here and there will be found short references to the statistical interpretation of thermo .. dynamics.
As a guide in writing this book, the author used notes of his lectures that were taken by Dr. Lloyd Motz, of Columbia University, who also revised the final manuscript critically, Thanks are due him for his willing and intelligent collaboration.