Book description
The book is meant for an introductory course on Heat and Thermodynamics. Emphasis has been given to the fundamentals of thermodynamics. The book uses variety of diagrams, charts and learning aids to enable easy understanding of the subject. Solved numerical problems interspersed within the chapters will help the students to understand the physical significance of the mathematical derivations.
Table of contents
 Cover
 Title Page
 Contents
 About the Author
 Dedication
 Preface
 Chapter 1. Mathematical Preliminaries
 Chapter 2. Thermometry

Chapter 3. The Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
 3.1 On the Nature of Heat: The Caloric Theory of Heat
 3.2 Friction Methods for Determining J. Joule’s Method
 3.3 Work Done During Expansion of a Gas at Constant Pressure
 3.4 Callendar and Barnes’ Steady Flow Method
 3.5 Newton’s Law of Cooling
 3.6 Specific Heat of a Gas by Joly’s Differential Steam Caloriemeter
 3.7 Determination of Specific Heat of a Gas at Constant Pressure by Regnault’s Method
 3.8 Determination of γby Clement and Desorme’s Method
 Solved Problems
 Problems
 Questions

Chapter 4. Kinetic Theory of Gases
 4.1 Macroscopic and Microscopic Points of View
 4.2 Derivation of the Pressure Exerted by a Perfect Gas
 4.3 Distribution Function of Velocities
 4.4 Elastic Collisions
 4.5 Energy of Gas Molecules
 4.6 Finite Volume of a Molecule, Mean Free Path
 4.7 The Transport Phenomena
 4.8 Viscosity of Gases at Low Pressures
 4.9 Collisions with a Solid Boundary: Pressure Exerted by a Gas Introducing Mean Free Path Concept
 4.10 Kinetic Theory of Conduction of Heat Through a Gas
 4.11 Theory of SelfDiffusion in a Gas
 4.12 Thermal Transpiration
 4.13 Evidences of Molecular Motion
 Solved Problems
 Problems
 Questions

Chapter 5. Equations of State
 5.1 Equation of State of Perfect Gas
 5.2 Van der Waals’ Equation of State
 5.3 Determination of the Constants a and b
 5.4 Discussions on Van der Waals’ Equation
 5.5 Comparison of Van der Waals’ Equation with Andrews’ Experimental Curves
 5.6 Experimental Determination of Critical Constants
 5.7 Reduced Equation of State and Law of Corresponding States
 5.8 Merits and Demerits of Van der Waals’ Equation
 5.9 Boyle Temperature from Van der Waals’ Equation 5.10 Other Equations of State
 Solved Problems
 Problems
 Questions

Chapter 6. Change of State
 6.1 Deduction of ClausiusClapeyron’s Equations
 6.2 Specific Heat of Saturated Vapours
 6.3 Internal and External Latent Heats
 6.4 Deduction of Clapeyron’s Equations from Thermodynamic Potential
 6.5 The Steam Line, the Hoar Frost Line and the Ice Line
 6.6 The Phase Rule
 6.7 Thermodynamics of Solutions
 Solved Problems
 Problems
 Questions

Chapter 7. The Joule–Thomson Cooling Effect
 7.1 Introduction
 7.2 The Theory of The Experiment
 7.3 Calculation of Amount of Cooling
 7.4 Calculation of Cooling Coefficient from Van Der Waals’ Equation
 7.5 Condition for Liquefaction of Gases
 7.6 Regenerative Cooling
 7.7 Method of Adiabatic Demagnetization
 7.8 Liquefaction of Air
 7.9 Liquefaction of Hydrogen
 7.10 Liquefaction of Helium
 7.11 Properties of Liquid Helium
 7.12 Measurement of Low Temperature
 7.13 Measurement of Specific Heat at Low Temperatures
 7.14 Refrigerating Mechanism
 7.15 Air Conditioning Machine
 7.16 Effects of Chlorofluoro Carbons (CFCS) on Ozone Layer
 7.17 Applications of Substances at Low Temperature
 Solved Problems
 Problems
 Questions
 Chapter 8. First Law of Thermodynamics

Chapter 9. The Second Law of Thermodynamics
 9.1 Limitations of the First Law of Thermodynamics
 9.2 The Spontaneous Process
 9.3 The Heat Engine
 9.4 The Second Law of Thermodynamics
 9.5 Carnot’s Theorem
 9.6 Efficiency of a Carnot’s Engine is Independent of Nature of the Working Substance
 9.7 The Thermodynamic or Kelvin Scale of Temperature
 9.8 Centigrade Scale and Absolute Scale
 9.9 Conversion of RealGas Thermometer Scale to PerfectGas Thermometer Scale or Absolute Thermodynamic Scale
 9.10 Entropy
 9.11 Calculation of Efficiency of Rankine’s Cycle
 9.12 Efficiency of Diesel Cycle
 9.13 Efficiency of Otto Cycle
 9.14 Third Law of Thermodynamics
 Solved Problems
 Problems
 Questions
 Chapter 10. Thermodynamic Relations

Chapter 11. Conduction of Heat
 11.1 Introduction
 11.2 Rectilinear Flow of Heat
 11.3 IngenHausz’s method
 11.4 Experiment of Despretz, Wiedemann and Franz for Comparison of Conductivities of Two Different Materials
 11.5 Forbes’ Method
 11.6 Conductivity of Poor Conductors
 11.7 Spherical Shell Method
 11.8 Cylindrical Shell Method
 11.9 Periodic Flow of Heat
 11.10 Angstrom’s Experiment
 11.11 Conductivity of Earth’s Crust
 11.12 WiedemannFranz Law
 11.13 Jaeger and Diesselhorst Method
 Solved Problems
 Problems
 Questions

Chapter 12. Radiation
 12.1 Introduction
 12.2 Some Fundamental Concepts and Definitions
 12.3 Prevost’s Theory of Exchanges
 12.4 Kirchhoff’s Law of Radiation
 12.5 Analogy Between Black Body Radiation and Perfect Gas
 12.6 Boltzmann’s Ether Engine
 12.7 Thermodynamics of Radiation
 12.8 The WavelengthTemperature Displacement Law
 12.9 Forms of the Distribution Function f(l)
 12.10 The Equipartition Principle
 12.11 The RayleighJeans Radiation Formula
 12.12 The Dynamical and Thermodynamical State of a System
 12.13 Planck’s Radiation Formula
 12.14 Jean’s Method of Deduction of Planck’s Radiation Formula
 12.15 Specific Heats of Substances
 12.16 Deviations from Dulong and Petit’s Laws
 12.17 Einstein’s Theory of Specific Heat
 12.18 Debye’s Theory of Specific Heat
 12.19 Specific Heat of Gases
 12.20 Experimental Determination of Stefan’s Constant
 12.21 Measurement of High Temperatures by Radiation
 12.22 Determination of Solar Constant
 Solved Problems
 Problems
 Questions

Chapter 13. Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics
 13.1 Significance of Statistics
 13.2 Some Basic Concepts
 13.3 Stirling’s Theorem
 13.4 Mathematical Probability
 13.5 Statistical Methods of a Molecular System
 13.6 Liouville’s Theorem
 13.7 Boltzmann’s Relation Between Entropy and Probability
 13.8 Calculation of Statistical Probability and Number of Cells According to Quantum Statistics
 13.9 BoseEinstein, FermiDirac and Classical Statistics
 13.10 Distribution Law According to the Three Statistics
 13.11 Equilibrium State According to the Three Statistics
 13.12 Law of Distribution of Molecular Velocities According to Classical or Maxwell–Boltzmann Statistics
 13.13 Application of Bose–Einstein Distribution Law to Photon Gas
 13.14 Application of FermiDirac Distribution Law to Electron Gas
 13.15 Comparison of the Three Statistics
 13.16 Criticism of the Three Statistics
 Solved Problems
 Problems
 Questions
 Notes
 Copyright
Product information
 Title: Heat and Thermodynamics
 Author(s):
 Release date: May 2011
 Publisher(s): Pearson India
 ISBN: 9788131754009
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