Theory of Heat

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Theory of Heat by Maxwell, James Clerk, 9780486417356
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  • ISBN: 9780486417356 | 0486417352
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/13/2001

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Unjustly neglected classic sets forth the fundamentals of thermodynamics clearly and simply enough to be understood by a beginning student, yet with enough subtlety and depth of thought to appeal also to more advanced readers. Maxwell goes on to elucidate the fundamental ideas of kinetic theory, and-through the mental experiment of "Maxwell's demon"-points out how the Second Law of Thermodynamics relies on statistics. New introduction and notes by Peter Pesic.

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