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Good book on Thermodynamics

  1. Sep 9, 2007 #1

    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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  3. Sep 9, 2007 #2
    What do you think of Philip Morris?
  4. Sep 10, 2007 #3
    Do you mean thermodynamics, as in the engineering class, or do you mean thermal physics/statistical mechanics, as in the physics class?
  5. Sep 10, 2007 #4


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    Callen's book is pretty good
  6. Sep 10, 2007 #5


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    what's the title?
  7. Sep 10, 2007 #6
    Physical Chemistry by Ira Levine
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  9. Sep 28, 2007 #8
    I actually found Heat and Thermodynamics by Zemansky to be pretty good.
  10. Sep 28, 2007 #9
    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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