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Thermodynamics textbook recommendations

  1. Dec 1, 2012 #1
    Right now I have been finally thinking on buying a thermodynamics book, however I don't know which, preferably beginning then progress to the meat and potatoes etc. like a normal schedule. Any titles you guys/gals would suggest me to invest in?
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  3. Dec 1, 2012 #2
    In the past I have downloaded the Potto.org gas dynamics and fluid mechanics, I should get back to reading those again, not sure if they have this subject in there or not. Any ways, thanks to anyone who replies.
  4. Dec 1, 2012 #3

    George Jones

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    "Thermal Physics" by Schroeder is fairly good, and it is widely used in thermal physics courses at universities. It covers a combination of thermodynamics and statistics mechanics, and so is good if you want to come at this from a physics point of view, and maybe not so good if you want to look at things strictly form an engineering point of view.

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  5. Dec 1, 2012 #4
    What about both physics and an engineering view? I am thinking the two are different in the paths they take, the way you replied. Thank you for the link George. The price isn't too bad either.
  6. Dec 10, 2012 #5
    For me, the third time was the charm, with Molecular Driving Forces, by Dill and Bromberg. 2nd ed.
  7. Dec 25, 2012 #6
    'Chemical thermodynamics' by Leonard K Nash is an excellent book to learn basics of thermodynamics (TD). If you are an Engg student, then you can master TD by studying the first half Nash and then go to any Engg TD book, you will have no difficulty in following that book.
    Nash is a small book and hardly taxes your time.
    Good Luck!
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