0
$\begingroup$

Can I get a recommendation for a good book for first law of thermodynamics which has plenty of tough problems. It should cover basic thermal Physics topics and the first law specially.

$\endgroup$

Before answering, please see our policy on resource recommendation questions. Please write substantial answers that detail the style, content, and prerequisites of the book, paper or other resource. Explain the nature of the resource so that readers can decide which one is best suited for them rather than relying on the opinions of others. Answers containing only a reference to a book or paper will be removed!

1
$\begingroup$

If you want a book with a "traditional" approach, which discusses in detail experiments and real-life systems, I would suggest Heat and Thermodynamics (Zemansky and Dittman).

If you are looking for a more formal (axiomatic) approach, I would recommend Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatics (Callen).

In both books (which are classics of the field) you can find many problems at the end of each chapter.

$\endgroup$
1
$\begingroup$

Fundaments of Engineering Thermodynamics by Moran et al is, in my judgment, a wonderful book, with lots of challenging examples. It also does a terrific job of covering the 2nd law of thermodynamics, offering two different approaches, including the one that I really like, based on entropy and the Clausius inequality.

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.