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Good books on thermodynamics - intermediate

  1. Jul 15, 2013 #1
    I am a student of B.Sc in Electronics. I was actually preparing for my grad school Entrance Exams in Physics & for that i needed to find a Suitable Reference book (Totally Self Study). I already have a grasp of fundamental Thermodynamics (not so much in Entropy :uhh:) and Ideal Gases. I have the following Syllabus at hand :(apart from what i Already Know)

    Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations and simple applications. Thermodynamic potentials and their applications. Phase transitions and Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Ideas of ensembles, Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi- Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions.

    Presently I'm Studying From Dittman & Zemensky's Thermodynamics. The Problem is It Contains Far too many Experimental Results on which they base further sections of the Theory. This doesn't Go down well with me because i don't have any lab Exposure in this Subject (I'm from Electronics like i said) and hence don't have any attachment towards studying the Experimental Aspects.

    Please Suggest a book of my Level & type.

    PS : For the Sake of my own Knowledge i'd also like to know of a Book on Statistical Mechanics on my level.
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  3. Jul 16, 2013 #2
    any help ??
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