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Textbook of thermodynamics

  1. Jan 16, 2009 #1
    Who can recommend some good thermodynamics textbooks? thanks

    And I also wanna ask which book of statistical mechanics are good and accessible? thanks
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    Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach

  4. Jan 16, 2009 #3

    Andy Resnick

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    Fermi's "Thermodynamics" is quite good.

    Edit-oops, it's not a textbook. But it's still a very accessible book. And cheap (Dover edition).
  5. Jan 16, 2009 #4
    "Heat and Thermodynamics" by Mark W. Zemansky and Richard H. Dittman
  6. Jan 16, 2009 #5
    And I also wanna ask which book of statistical mechanics are good and accessible? thanks
  7. Jan 16, 2009 #6
    I found Daniel V. Schroeder's Introduction to Thermal Physics an engaging and accessible introduction to both thermodynamics and basic statistical mechanics. I'm surprised to see so many Amazon reviews panning it, though some make the good point that it may not be best for self-study since it doesn't include answers/solutions to problems.

    Of course, should you run into trouble with anything in whatever text you end up checking out, you know you can bring it to this site for help.
  8. Jan 17, 2009 #7
    "Introductory Statistical Mechanics" by Roger Bowley and Mariana Sanchez

    "Statistical Physics" by Franz Mandl
  9. Jan 18, 2009 #8
    Thank u all for your kindly help!
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