E.A. Guggenheim (1950)

Thermodynamics An Advanced Treatment for Chemists and Physicists by E.A. Guggenheim, published by North – Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam and printed in The Netherlands. This copy – a second edition from 1950 – was once the property of L.T. Zimmer, who I believe was a radiologist specializing in cancer research at The University of Chicago in the 1970s.

Edward Armand Guggenheim (1901-1970) was an English physical chemist and prolific author who was influential in bringing the works of J. Willard Gibbs to a wider audience with his first book – see E.A Guggenheim (1933).

This later work first published in 1949 is a compendious 400-page reference work covering a vast amount of material in a well-structured and systematic format. It still has much to recommend it to today’s students of thermodynamics and chemical thermodynamics.

The contents of this book are laid out in 14 chapters [section numbers shown in square brackets]:

1. Introduction and fundamental principles [1.01 – 1.63]
2. Digression on statistical thermodynamics [2.01 – 2.17]
3. Some relations of general validity [3.01 – 3.09]
4. Systems of a single component [4.01 – 4.75]
5. Systems of two non-reacting components [5.01 – 5.70]
6. Systems of several non-reacting components [6.01 – 6.56]
7. Systems of chemically reacting species [7.01 – 7.27]
8. Extremely dilute solutions [8.01 – 8.09]
9. Solutions of electrolytes [9.01 – 9.30]
10. Electrochemical systems [10.1 – 10.17]
11. Gravitational field [11.1 – 11.11]
12. Electrostatic systems [12.01 – 12.09]
13. Magnetic systems [13.01 – 13.17]
14. Radiation [14.01 – 14.06]

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See the whole book on the Internet Archive

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.5884/page/n5/mode/2up

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P Mander January 2022