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Thermodynamics

  • 作者 Enrico Fermi 著
  • 出版社 Dover Publications
  • 出版时间 2013年8月
  • ISBN 9780486603612
  • 定价 81.00

内容简介

Inthisclassicofmodernscience,theNobelLaureatepresentsacleartreatmentofsystems,theFirstandSecondLawsofThermodynamics,entropy,thermodynamicpotentials,andmuchmore.Calculusrequired.

作者简介

EnricoFermi:FatheroftheAtomicAgeEnricoFermi(1901–1954)receivedthe1938NobelPrizeinPhysics"forhisdemonstrationsofnewradioactiveelementsproducedbyneutronirradiation,andforhisrelateddiscoveryofnuclearreactionsbroughtaboutbyslowneutrons."JustayearbeforewinningtheNobelPrize,FermipublishedThermodynamics,basedonacourseoflecturesatColumbiaUniversity,anenduringworkwhichDoverfirstreprintedin1956andwhichhasbeeninprintcontinuouslysincethen,oneofthefoundationsofDover'sphysicsprogram.Bothatheoristandanexperimentalist,Fermipackedanimmenseamountofscienceintohisrelativelyshortlife,whichendedprematurelyasaconsequenceoftheradiationhereceivedworkingonthedevelopmentoftheatomicbomb.Hiswork,ofcourse,wasnotjustintherealmofnuclearphysics:FermiwillalwaysbethemostrememberedfortheeventsofDecember2,1942,whenheandotherscientistsattheUniversityofChicago'sStaggFieldproducedtheworld's"firstself-sustainingchainreaction...institutingthecontrolledreleaseofatomicenergy."IntheAuthor'sOwnWords:
"Therearetwopossibleoutcomes:Iftheresultconfirmsthehypothesis,thenyou'vemadeameasurement.Iftheresultiscontrarytothehypothesis,thenyou'vemadeadiscovery."—EnricoFermiCriticalAcclaimforEnricoFermi:
"Hewassimplyunabletoletthingsbefoggy.Sincetheyalwaysare,thiskepthimprettyactive."—J.RobertOppenheimer,,

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