Reif, Chapter 3 Statistical Thermodynamics
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I, Sections 3.1-3.4: Equlibrium
Energy Distribution Between
Approach to Thermal Equilibrium.
II, Section 3.5-3.8: Temperature. Heat Reservoirs. Equations of State.
III,The 0th & 3rd
Laws of Thermdynamics: Outline of Basics
of These Laws.
IV,The Laws of Thermdynamics: Summary
of the Laws.
Microscopic & Macroscopic Viewpoints.
Part V,Spontaneous Processes & the 2nd Law of Thermo:
Spontaneous Processes = Irreversible Processes. Take Place with
No External Work Required. "Impossible Processes" Violate Either
the 1st Law or the 2nd Law or Both! "Perpetual Motion Machines"
Would Require "Impossible Processes" & so are ALWAYS bogus!