Chapter 1: The first law of thermodynamics. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Thermal capacity. Heat conduction, Thermal conductivity and Thermal Gradiometer. Temperature, Thermal, Electromagnetic and Thermo-electromagnetic fields. Applications to fluids and gases. Chapter 2: The second law of thermodynamics. Different and nonequilibrium statistical ensembles. Quasiequilibrium ensembles. Nonequilibrium fluctuations. Stationary nonequilibrium states. Nonequilibrium steady states. Chapter 3: The third law of thermodynamics. Conclusions. Chapter 4: Statistical mechanics. Microscopic and macroscopic observables. Nonequilibrium fluctuations. Nonequilibrium steady states. Out-of-equilibrium fluctuations. Chapter 5: Nonequilibrium thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Thermodynamics of nonequilibrium systems. Heat conduction and thermal conductivity. Thermal Gradiometer. Thermal capacity and thermal conductivity. Fluctuations of non-equilibrium systems. Chapter 6: Non-equilibrium steady states. Statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium systems. Nonequilibrium fluctuations. Nonequilibrium Gibbs state.
Part IV covers the application of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium systems. It starts with a conceptual introduction to non-equilibrium thermodynamics and its application to real world examples. It also presents a detailed discussion of the application of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to non-equilibrium systems. It focuses on topics such as irreversible processes, statistical thermodynamics, non-equilibrium steady states, statistical mechanics of open systems and non-equilibrium fluctuations.
Chapter 3-6 focuses on statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. It starts with a conceptual introduction to statistical mechanics and its application to equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. It presents the complete development of the first two laws of thermodynamics. It also covers the basics of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of gases, the main topic of the book. Further, it presents a detailed discussion of the complete development of the third and the fourth laws of thermodynamics. The latter part of the chapter presents the basic concepts of the statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium systems and their application to a diverse range of topics.
Part I introduces the basic concepts of thermodynamics in a concise and yet rigorous way. It covers physical meaning, formal and mathematical expression, and the application to blackbody radiation. The first section discusses thermal equilibrium states, thermal properties, and energy. Section 2 introduces the second law of thermodynamics, and analyzes the entropy principle. The third section explains the Maxwell relations. The next two sections address the concepts of temperature, energy, work, and heat. Part II discusses the application of thermal physics to a wide variety of practical and useful problems. The first section introduces the basic concepts for heat transfer, Fourier's law, and Fourier's law. The second section continues this application to specific problems, such as the heat equation, thermal equilibrium states, heat conduction, heat transfer in solids, phase transition, convection, and heat transfer in gases. The last two sections focus on the application of statistical mechanics to thermal physics. 827ec27edc