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Author Lewis, Christopher J. T. (John Tudor), 1948-

Title Heat and thermodynamics : a historical perspective / Christopher J.T. Lewis.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  536 L585h 2007    ---  Available
Description xxi, 199 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Series Greenwood guides to great ideas in science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-192) and index.
Contents Heat in the early modern period -- The rise and fall of the caloric theory -- The motive power of fire -- The mechanical equivalent of heat -- Energy and entropy: the birth of thermodynamics -- The kind of motion we call heat: the development of the kinetic theory -- Black bodies, free energy and absolute zero -- Conclusion -- Timeline -- Glossary.
Subject Heat.
ISBN 0313333327 (alk. paper)
9780313333323 (alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000041602391
NZ1 11372362

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