Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444595813
  • ISBN-13: 9780444595812
  • DDC: 536.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 786 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Natural phenomena consist of simultaneously occurring transport processes and chemical reactions. These processes may interact with each other and may lead to self-organized structures, fluctuations, instabilities, and evolutionary systems. Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics, 3rd edition emphasizes the unifying role of thermodynamics in analyzing the natural phenomena. This third edition updates and expands on the first and second editions by focusing on the general balance equations for coupled processes of physical, chemical, and biological systems. The new edition contains a new chapter on stochastic approaches to include the statistical thermodynamics, mesoscopic nonequilibrium thermodynamics, fluctuation theory, information theory, and modeling the coupled biochemical systems in thermodynamic analysis. This new addition also comes with more examples and practice problems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Third Edition.
List of Symbols.
1: Fundamentals of Equilibrium Thermodynamics.
2: Transport and Rate Processes.
3: Fundamentals of Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics.
4: Using the Second Law: Thermodynamic Analysis.
5: Thermoeconomics.
6: Diffusion.
7: Heat and Mass Transfer.
8: Chemical Reactions.
9: Coupled Systems of Chemical Reactions and Transport Processes.
10: Membrane Transport.
11: Thermodynamics and Biological Systems.
12: Stability Analysis.
13: Organized Structures.
14: Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics Approaches.
15: Probabilistic Approach in Thermodynamics.
Appendix A: Tensors.
Appendix B: Thermochemical Parameters.
Appendix C: Some Biochemical Reaction Properties.
Appendix D: Steam Tables.
Appendix E: Gas Properties.
Appendix F: The Lee/Kesler Generalized-Correlation Tables.