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About the Author
R P Rastogi :- R P Rastogi, Vice-Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, is also Fellow of Indian National Science Academy. Recipient of the Khosla National Award and the FICCI National Award. Dr. Rastogi specializes in Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes. He is the author of several books and has more than a hundred and fifty research papers published in well-reputed journals in India and abroad.R R Mishra :- R.R. Mishra is a senior lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Hindu College, University of Delhi. He specializes in Theory of Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, Spectroscopy and Experimental Thermodynamics and has published many research papers.
About the Book
It is a comprehensive account of the subject dealing with Fundamental Concepts, Thermodynamic Law, Thermodynamic Functions, Elementary Information about Statistical Thermodynamics; Systems of Variable Composition-Colligative Properties of Ideal Solution, Principles of Purification Techniques like Fractional Distillation, Steam Distillation, Fractional Crystallization and Zone Refining, Chennai Equilibria and Phase Rule upto Three Component Systems. The logical approach and simple style of the book makes it essential to B.Sc. (Hons & General) and M.Sc. students of all Indian universities and a useful reference book for students of Physics and Chemical Engineering.
Chapter on phase rule has been made more quantitative by thermodynamic discussion of eutectics, solid solutions and phase separation
A new chapter on Thermodynamics of Irreversible processes had been added along with a set of exercises
In every chapter large number of solved examples and unsolved problems (with their answers given in appendix) of practical utility have been included
The objective type problems are given at the end of chapters as review questions for a quick revision of the topic
Table of Content
The First Law of Thermodynamics
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Free Energy Functions
System of Variable Composition
The Phase Rule
Non-Equilibrium States: Linear Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes.