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Thermodynamics, by Enrico Fermi

Thermodynamics, by Enrico Fermi

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A book on thermodynamics by the Nobel Laureate, Enrico Fermi.
A book on thermodynamics by the Nobel Laureate, Enrico Fermi.

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Published by: Yau Ching Koon on Jun 12, 2011
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Thermodynamics
Enrico Fermi1938 Nobel Laureate in PhysicsJune 12, 2011
 
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1936 by Enrico Fermi.Laura Fermi, Copyright Owner.All rights reserved under Pan American and International CopyrightConventions.Published in Canada by General Publishing Company, Ltd., 30 LesmillRoad, Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario.Published in the United Kingdom by Constable and Company, Ltd., 10Orange Street, London WC 2.This (139 + x)-page L
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book originated in a course of lectures held at Columbia University,New York, during the summer session of 1936.It is an elementary treatise throughout, based entirely on pure thermo-dynamics; however, it is assumed that the reader is familiar with the fun-damental facts of thermometry and calorimetry. Here and there will befound short references to the statistical interpretation of thermodynamics.As a guide in writing this book, the author used notes of his lecturesthat were taken by Dr. Lloyd Motz, of Columbia University, who alsorevised the final manuscript critically. Thanks are due him for his willingand intelligent collaboration.E. F
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The Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 was awarded to Enrico Fermi for hisdemonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutronirradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about byslow neutrons.
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