Thermodynamics of Small Systems, Parts I & II

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Author(s): Terrell L. Hill
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Sep 19, 2013
Product Number: EB00796382
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486783178
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Description

This authoritative summary of the basics of small system, or nonmacroscopic, thermodynamics was written by the field's founder. Originally published in two volumes, the text remains essential reading in an area in which the practical aim is to derive equations that provide interconnections among various thermodynamic functions. Part I introduces the basics of small system thermodynamics, exploring environmental variables, noting throughout the ways in which small thermodynamic systems differ operationally from macroscopic systems. Part II explores binding on macromolecules and aggregation, completes the discussion of environmental variables, and includes brief summaries of certain special topics, including electric and magnetic fields, spherical drops and bubbles, and polydisperse systems.

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