The laws of thermodynamics is challenging hence not a book for the casual reader however as a first step in getting to grips with the subject it certainly deserves to be classified as a very short introduction read more 8 people found this helpful helpful. The laws of thermodynamics a very short introduction explains how the laws of thermodynamics establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat and the nature of energy itself from the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas or the cooling of a hot metal to the unfolding of a thought in our minds and even the course of life itself everything is governed by the four laws of thermodynamics. About the series combining authority with wit accessibility and style very short introductions offer an introduction to some of lifes most interesting topicswritten by experts for the newcomer they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics from philosophy to freud quantum theory to islam. The laws of thermodynamics a very short introduction by peter w atkins 9780199572199 available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. In this very short introduction peter atkins explains the basis and deeper implications of each law highlighting their relevance in everyday examples using the minimum of mathematics he introduces concepts such as entropy free energy and to the brink and beyond of the absolute zero temperature the laws of thermodynamics a very short
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