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Perfect Gas

Jochen Rau

in Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics: An Introduction to Key Concepts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199595068
eISBN:
9780191844300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199595068.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The perfect gas is perhaps the most prominent application of statistical mechanics and for this reason merits a chapter of its own. This chapter briefly reviews the quantum theory of many identical ... More


Fluids and fluid properties

Marcel Escudier

in Introduction to Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198719878
eISBN:
9780191840180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719878.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In this chapter it is shown that the differences between solids, liquids, and gases have to be explained at the level of the molecular structure. The continuum hypothesis makes it possible to ... More


Thermodynamics: Heat, Temperature and Humidification

Patrick Magee and Mark Tooley

in The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice for the FRCA

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199595150
eISBN:
9780191918032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199595150.003.0012
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Anesthesiology

In continuing the concepts of energy and work, heat is a form of energy, and heat and work are related by the laws of thermodynamics. The first law states that the ... More


The Kinetic Background

José A. Martinho Simões and Manuel Minas da Piedade

in Molecular Energetics: Consensed-Phase Thermochemical Techniques

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133196
eISBN:
9780197561553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133196.003.0006
Subject:
Chemistry, Thermochemistry and Chemical Thermodynamics

Kinetic studies in solution and in the gas phase have been playing an increasingly important role as a source of thermochemical data. Here we discuss how ... More


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