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Treatise on thermodynamics. by. Planck, Max, 1858-1947; Ogg, Alexander. London : Longmans, Green.

Title: Treatise on Thermodynamics. Translator: Alexander Ogg. Release Date: January 9, 2016. Professor of theoretical physics in the university of berlin. Translated with the author’s sanction. Still, I do not think that this book will entirely supersede my former publications on the same subject. Apart from the fact that these contain, in a sense, a more original presentation, there may be found in them a number of details expanded at greater length than seemed advisable in the more comprehens-ive treatment here required.

Treatise on Thermodynamics book. Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was a German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918

Treatise on Thermodynamics book. Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was a German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. Planck made many contributions to theoretical physics, but his fame rests primarily on his role as originator of the quantum theory.

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Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, ForMemRS (German: ; English: /ˈplæŋk/; 23 April 1858 – 4 October 1947) was a German theoretical physicist whose discovery of energy quanta won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. Planck made many contributions to theoretical physics, but his fame as a physicist rests primarily on his role as the originator of quantum theory, which revolutionized human understanding of atomic and subatomic processes.

Based on Planck's original papers, the book offers a uniform point of view for the entire field. Rejecting the earlier approaches of Helmholtz and Maxwell, Planck makes no assumptions regarding the nature of heat, but begins with only a few empirical facts from which he deduces new physical and chemical laws.

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Planck's Vorlesungen was effective for more than thirty years as an exceptionally clear, systematic, and skillful presentation of thermodynamics. Provenance: Possibly the copy of William Frederick King (1854-1916), chief astronomer and International Boundary commissioner, Canada. See: Report of the chief Astronomer for the year ending 1902. Home PLANCK, Max (1858-1947). Treatise on Thermodynamics. Translated with the Author's.

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Max Planck teached Thermodynamics during 32 years and you notice that trough the well edited, clearly written, easy to understand numerical examples, near the expierience of your own senses... I realized that the examples presented by Einstein in his book: The evolution of Physics edited in 1938 were a copy of the 1897 edition in german of this book. Students of Chemical Engineering should read this book. It is necessary that the reader study Calculus... partial differential equations to better grasp the themes... This book is comparable to The Principia of Isaac Newton... both authors return more value for the dollar you spend... Both are authors that current teachers unjustly do not recommend to their students to read their books or they just mention them superficially... This book presses me to be a more serious and scientific professional... Dover did a great job making 3 editions in English of this book... the mathematical notation is clean and adequate...
delivered as expected, classic book, hard to read
Physical concepts are accurate and clearly expressed. Remarkable is the presentation of energy, physical property that induced much debate among scientists.

Dirk Cornelis Krispijn
Planck submitted his doctoral dissertation in 1879, at the age of 21. According to Planck’s autobiography, his dissertation elaborated on Clausius's entropy and its role in distinguishing reversible and irreversible processes. His dissertation failed to interest his professors, Helmholtz and Kirchhoff among them. Planck subsequently, as a young academic, applied the principle of the increase of entropy to analyze phases and ideal-gas mixtures.

"Unfortunately," he wrote in his autobiography, "as I was to learn only subsequently, the very same theorems had been obtained before me, in fact partly in an even more universal form, by the great American theoretical physicist Josiah Willard Gibbs, so that in this particular field no recognition was to be mine." Clausius named entropy in 1865, and Gibbs published his 300-page paper in 1878. Picture the young Planck struggling in the field of two giants.

It is fortunate for us that he kept working and publishing on thermodynamics, which led to this remarkable textbook, Treatise on Thermodynamics. In many ways his textbook marked the beginning of the teaching of thermodynamics in its finished form. The book itself is a phase transition in the pedagogy of thermodynamics, and is particularly significant to people who wish to see the evolution of various elements of what we teach today.

The book has four parts: temperature, energy, entropy, and applications. The first 3 parts are perhaps confusing to today's students, but are full of interesting and significant ideas. The last part is superb. Here we have unusually clear treatments of phases, mixtures, reactions, and dilute solutions, all started from the principle of the increase of entropy. On these topics, the quality of Planck’s book surpasses Fermi’s book and perhaps all modern textbooks. For example, in chapter II of part 4, he developed the theory of phases of a pure substance. His theory is analytical and compliments Gibbs's graphic method. It is sad that both methods have been removed from most textbooks used today.

Planck's book has less than 300 pages, and contains only 5 figures. Figure 4 is interesting and important. Planck drew a phase diagram of a pure substance in the plane with energy and volume as axes. He made an error: he drew a critical point for solid-liquid transition. The figure is analogous to that drawn by Gibbs, who used volume and entropy as independent variables, which was a complication. (Gibbs, however, did not draw a critical point for the solid-liquid transition.)

Planck also avoided another complication introduced by Gibbs: the Gibbs function. Gibbs seemed to like to hide entropy, and dress entropy up into “free energy”. In Chapter III of Part 3, Planck considered a body in thermal contact of with a reservoir of a fixed temperature, and subject to a constant pressure (say applied by a weight). The body, the reservoir and the weight together constitute an isolated system. The isolated system conserves energy and maximizes entropy. The Planck function (equation 75) is simply the entropy of this isolated system. The Planck function plays the same role as the Gibbs function, but removes the needless conversion from the basic principle of the increase of entropy. But Gibbs won. Modern textbooks use the Gibbs function.

Reading old masters lets us relive their struggle in discovering ideas and putting them together.
It is a rare circumstance to find books which make you view things in a new way. Planck's book is one of those books. I highly recommend it. It is not necessary to read it cover to cover. Even skimming through it to find the key ideas will illuminate many things.

I have to say that many concepts dealt in this book are avoided in many contemporary books on thermodynamics. This is not coincidential of course. Thermodynamics is one of the most abstract sciences. Relatively easy to use it in applications but far more difficult to understand its foundations.

A highlight of the book is related to irreversible processes. Quoting:

p. 84 "A process which can in no way be completely reversed is termed irreversible all other processes reversible. That a process may be irreversible it is not sufficient that it cannot be directly reversed.[...] The full requirement is that it be impossible even with the assistant of all agents in nature to restore everywhere the exact initial state when the process has taken place".

p. 87 "Since the decision as to whether a particular process is irreversible or reversible depends only on whether the process can in ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER be completely reversed or not, the nature of the initial and final states, and not the intermediate steps of the process, entirely settle it. The question is whether or not it is possible starting from the final state to reach the initial one in ANY WAY without any other change."

I cannot think of any other explanation (as opposed to a "definition") more clarifying than this.
He also says that heat conduction, friction and free expansion of a gas are all irreversible and proves that if one of these processes was reversible then the other two would also be reversible.

This book addresses the theoretical foundations of thermodynamics. I also recommend the interested reader to read statistical thermodynamics -Nash's "Elements of statistical thermodynamics" is quite illumminating and easy to read- and also "Principles of General Thermodynamics" by Hatsopoulos and Keenan. The latter is quite challenging dealing with the axiomatic foundations of thermodynamics.

Read from the fathers of each science. They teach you many things for their science, more for science in general and much more about thought itself.
Treatise On Thermodynamics (1905) download epub
Author: Max Planck,Alexander Ogg
ISBN: 1164340069
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Literary
Language: English
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
Pages: 314 pages