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Maxwell on Heat and Statistical Mechanics On "Avoiding All Personal Enquiries" of Molecules by Elizabeth Garber

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Published by Lehigh University Press .
Written in English


  • Thermodynamics,
  • Physics,
  • Science,
  • Virial theorem,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Maxwell, James Clerk,
  • 1831-1879,
  • Correspondence,
  • Equations of state,
  • Maxwell, James Clerk,

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsC. W. F. Everitt (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages550
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8389739M
ISBN 100934223343
ISBN 109780934223348

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@inproceedings{MaxwellMaxwellOH, title={Maxwell on Heat and Statistical Mechanics: On "Avoiding All Personal Enquiries" of Molecules}, author={J. Maxwell and E. Garber and S. G. Brush and C. Everitt}, year={} } This is the final volume in the publication of James Clerk Maxwell's work in gas. Electronic books Personal correspondence Correspondence: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Maxwell, James Clerk, Maxwell on heat and statistical mechanics. Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh University Press ; London: Associated University Presses, © (DLC) (OCoLC) Named Person: James Clerk Maxwell; James Clerk. Documents on the virial theorem & equation of state --V. Documents on statistical mechanics --VI. Documents on the radiometer & rarified gas dynamics --A Maxwell bibliography --Chronological index to Maxwell correspondence. Other Titles: On heat and statistical mechanics: Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Garber, Stephen G. Brush and C.W.F.   Maxwell's work on heat and statistical physics has long been recognized as vitally important, but Theory of Heat, his own masterful presentation of his ideas, remained out of print for years before being brought back in this new edition. In this unjustly neglected classic, Maxwell sets forth the fundamentals of thermodynamics clearly and simply.

Theory of Heat book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Though James Clerk Maxwell (–) is best remembered for his epochal a /5(10). James Clerk Maxwell: In His Own Words — And Others Dover reprinted Maxwell's Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism in , surely one of the first classics of scientific literature over a thousand pages in length to be given new life and accessibility to students and researchers as a result of the paperback revolution of the and Motion followed in and Theory of Heat in Reviews: Buy Maxwell on Heat and Statistical Mechanics by James Clerk Maxwell, Elizabeth Garber from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones . James Clerk Maxwell () is generally considered the most importantmathematical physicist in the period between Newton and Einstein. His work, like theirs, exhibitsrange as well as depth and extends from his grand synthesis of electrical, magnetic, and opticalphenomena in the theory of electromagnetic fields to his contributions to the kinetic theory ofgases and its generalization into.

  In this paper the Maxwellian view of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will be presented, together with Maxwell's reasons for holding such a view. In the final section the viability of the view will be considered, and it will be argued that, at the very least, no conclusive refutation of the view exists in the literature. controlsthe flow of heat from one bodyto another when theyare broughtintothermal contact. We shall also attempt to understand the relationship between heat and mechanical work. For instance, to whatextentdoes the heat contentof a body increase when mechanical workis done onit? More. Aim of Statistical Mechanics Statistical mechanics provides a theoretical bridge that takes you from the micro world1, to the macro world2. The chief architects of the bridge were Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann ( - ), James Clerk Maxwell(), Josiah Willard Gibbs() and Albert Einstein(). Statistical Mechanics by Dr Alfred Huan. This note explains the following topics: Distribution Law, Indistinguishable Particles, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamic Laws, Applications of Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics, Paramagnetic Systems, Applications of Fermi-Dirac Statistics, Applications of Bose-Einstein Statistics, The Classical Limit, Kinetic Theory of Gases.