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2015 March 12
  • Chapter 11: Section 11.3: Modification to equation 11.3.2 and to the line immediately above it.
2013 March 5
  • Chapter 11: Section 11.3: Changes made to the exercise at the end of the section.
2013 February 26
  • Chapter 6: Section 6.1: Reference to "National Institute of Science and Technology" corrected to "National Institute of Standards and Technology".
  • Chapter 10: Section 10.3: A "P" in equation 10.3.10 corrected to "V".
2013 February 22
  • Chapter 6: Section 6.4: Additional paragraph inserted concerning the triple point of water.
2013 January 21
  • Chapter 17: Section 17.8: Paragraph 2: Line 5: "we" changed to "was".
2013 January 10
  • Chapters 6 and 18: Sections 6.1 and 18.4: Comments have been added concerning the proposed new definition of Avogadro's and Boltzmann's constants likely to come into effect in 2015.
  • Chapter 12: Section 12.13: Paragraph added following equation 12.13.2.
2013 January 9
  • Chapter 8: Section 8.9: Some details on the numerical integration of equation 8.9.1 added.
2012 July 26
  • Chapter 11: Section 11.8: Paragraph on real heat pumps and air conditioners added at end of section.
2012 June 15
  • Chapter 16: Section 16.2: Page 3, line 7, "final" changed to "finite".
2012 January 9
  • Chapters 10, 13, 14, and 17: A few minor typographical errors corrected, and some references to equations renumbered.
2011 December 28
  • Fixed corrupted Chapter 7 pdf.
2011 December 12
  • Chapters 7 and 12: A few minor typographical errors corrected, and some references to equations renumbered.
2011 November 21
  • Chapter 6: Section 6.3: Near bottom of page 8, reference to equation 6.3.12 changed to equations 6.3.14 and 6.3.15.
  • Chapter 6: Section 6.4: Last paragraph, page 19, abbreviation TP changed to TL.
2011 September 22
  • Chapter 4: Section 4.2: Correction to left hand side of equation 4.2.1. Thanks to Dr. Justin Albert.
2011 September 7
  • Extensively revised.
  • Chapter 18 (Experimental Measurements) added.
2011 February 9
  • Chapter 17: Section 17.9 (Binary Alloys) added.
  • Chapter 17: Section 17.10 (Ternary Alloys) added.
2010 May 28
  • Chapter 10: Section 10.5: Blackbody radiation – new material added.
2008 December 17
  • Chapter 9: Section 9.2: Two paragraphs added.
  • Chapter 12: Section 12.9: Some additional material after equation 12.9.4
  • Chapter 13: Section 13.1: A paragraph added.
  • Chapter 17: Section 17.8: A paragraph added, and a spelling mistake corrected.
2008 October 6
  • Chapter 8: Section 8.10 (Heat Capacities of Solids) added.
  • Chapter 13: Section 13.1: Additional material added.
2008 Septemer 4
  • Extensively revised.
2008 February 10
  • Extensively revised.
2006 September 5
  • Extensively revised.
2006 April 12
  • Chapter 7: Section 7.4: Last paragraph: "Order of mixing" corrected to "entropy of mixing".
2006 February 6
  • Chapter 6: Section 6.3: Some additional material.
  • Chapter 7: Section 7.4: Three minor grammatical errors corrected.
2006 January 10
  • Extensively revised.
2005 March 20
  • Chapter 15: Some small grammatical mistakes attended to.
2005 March 17
  • List of contents: Chapter 17: Section 17.7: Spelling of Duhem corrected.
  • Chapter 6: Section 6.8: Equation 6.8.1 re-written.
  • Chapter 8: Section 8.2: Spelling of temperature corrected in penultimate paragraph.
  • Chapter 12: Section 12.4: Two words added to sentence following equation 12.4.6.
  • Chapter 12: Section 12.9: Spelling corrected on line following equation 12.9.3.
  • Chapter 12: Sections 12.4 and 12.9: Some equations renumbered.
  • Chapter 13: Section 13.1: Unnumbered equation following equation 13.1.5 corrected.
  • Chapter 13: Section 13.6: Spelling correction in first paragraph.
  • Chapter 15: Section 15.1: Symbol for Helmholtz function changed from F to A.
  • Chapter 17: Section 17.5: First paragraph. "equations" corrected to "functions".
  • Chapter 17: Section 17.7: Before equation 17.7.4, "than" corrected to "that".
2005 March 01
  • Chapter 7: Section 7.4: Two sentences added to antepenultimate paragraph.
2004 October 25
  • All chapters: back online and updated.
2004 March 26
  • All chapters: Minor proof-reading and spelling errors corrected.
2004 March 8
  • Chapter 6: A paragraph inserted at the end of Section 6.4.
  • Chapter 8: Two paragraphs added to Section 8.5.
  • Chapter 10: Sentence added following equation 10.4.8.
  • Chapter 11 (Heat Engines) added.
  • Chapter 12 (Free Energy) added.
  • Chapter 13 (Expansion, Compression, and the TdS Equations) added.
  • Chapter 14 (The Clausius-Clapeyron Equation) added.
  • Chapter 15 (Adiabatic Demagnetization) added.
  • Chapter 16 (Chemical Thermodynamics) added.
2004 February 12
  • Chapter 7 (The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics) added.
  • Chapter 8 (Heat Capacity, and the Expansion of Gases) added.
  • Chapter 9 (Enthalpy) added.
  • Chapter 10 (The Joule and Joule-Thomson Experiments) added.
2004 February 2
  • Chapter 1 (Introductory Remarks) added.
  • Chapter 2 (Partial Derivatives) added.
  • Chapter 3 (Temperature) added.
  • Chapter 4 (Thermal Conduction) added.
  • Chapter 5 (Thermodynamic Processes) added.
  • Chapter 6 (Properties of Gases) added.
  • Updates page began.



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