Good book on Thermodynamics

by DonnerJack
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DonnerJack is offline
Sep9-07, 02:53 PM
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I found out that as a rule, almost everywhere, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics are taught, well... badly. So most of the students (again, only from MY experience) stay with only obscure ideas about what one can do with thermodynamics/statistical mechanics and what is it good for.

Can anyone recommend a really good (and CLEAR) book for undergrads and maybe also for grad students?

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Paulanddiw is offline
Sep9-07, 11:10 PM
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What do you think of Philip Morris?
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Sep10-07, 01:40 AM
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Do you mean thermodynamics, as in the engineering class, or do you mean thermal physics/statistical mechanics, as in the physics class?

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Sep10-07, 01:59 AM
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Good book on Thermodynamics

Callen's book is pretty good
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Sep10-07, 02:42 PM
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what's the title?
Howers is offline
Sep10-07, 06:34 PM
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Physical Chemistry by Ira Levine
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Sep25-07, 06:03 PM
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I heard the Berkeley's Physics Volume 5 is good according to the reviews on
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Sep28-07, 12:41 PM
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I actually found Heat and Thermodynamics by Zemansky to be pretty good.
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Sep28-07, 01:15 PM
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Engineering Thermodynamics Work & Heat Transfer
Rogers & Mayhew
Longman Scientific & Technical
ISBN: 0-582-30500-4

Mine's not new at Ed III but I found it useful in conjunction with other texts

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