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SOS : Textbook for Thermodynamics & complex analysis

  1. Feb 2, 2012 #1
    Hi all,

    I would like some recommendations for thermodynamics. It's my first course in thermo. I'm currently using : Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics by Ashley Carter.

    I like the book, however it lacks examples! I am someone who learns by example...so this book isnt doing me much good.

    Also, I'm doing Complex Analysis. Also my first course dealing with complex numbers. I really need a book that keeps beginners in mind with heaps of examples and lots of details.

    I'm using : Fundamentals of Complex Analysis with Applications to Engineering, Science, and Mathematics by Snaff/Snider

    This book also lacks examples, and I strongly feel that it's talking to itself...

    Thanks! :)
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  3. Feb 3, 2012 #2
    For thermo, the three best books that I can recommend are Thermal Physics - Schroeder, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics - Greiner, Concepts in Thermal Physics - Blundell.

    For complex analysis, I like Wunsch. Also Brown and Churchill isn't bad. Wunsch has better science applications and lots and lots of examples. An outstanding book for a first go at it.
  4. Feb 4, 2012 #3
    thanks! I'll look them up! :smile:
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