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Published: 25 March 2010

120 Pages | 22 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199572199

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The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction

Peter Atkins

Very Short Introductions

  • Explains how the laws of thermodynamics establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and the nature of energy itself
  • Peter Atkins' uses acccessible language and virtually no mathematics to guide the reader from the Zeroth Law to the Third Law
  • Explores and introduces new concepts such as 'entropy', 'free energy' and 'absolute zero'