By Van P. Carey
Many interesting new advancements in microscale engineering are in accordance with the applying of conventional rules of statistical thermodynamics. during this textual content Van Carey bargains a contemporary view of thermodynamics, interweaving classical and statistical thermodynamic rules and utilising them to present engineering platforms. He starts with insurance of microscale strength garage mechanisms from a quantum mechanics viewpoint after which develops the basic parts of classical and statistical thermodynamics. next chapters speak about functions of equilibrium statistical thermodynamics to stable, liquid, and fuel section structures. the rest of the ebook is dedicated to nonequilibrium thermodynamics of shipping phenomena and to nonequilibrium results and noncontinuum habit on the microscale. even if the textual content emphasizes mathematical improvement, Carey contains many examples and routines to demonstrate how the theoretical strategies are utilized to platforms of medical and engineering curiosity. within the approach he deals a clean view of statistical thermodynamics for complex undergraduate and graduate scholars, in addition to practitioners, in mechanical, chemical, and fabrics engineering.