Thermodynamics is a self-contained analysis of physical and chemical processes, based on classical thermodynamic principles. In this book, emphasis is placed on the fundamental principles, with a combination of theory and practice, and demonstrating their application to a variety of disciplines. Included in this work are new approaches to irreversible processes, electromagnetic effects, adsorption phenomena, self-assembly, the origin of phase diagrams, critical phenomena, and Caratheodory's treatment of the second law. This book will appeal to graduate students and professional chemists and physicists who wish to acquire a more sophisticated overview of thermodynamics and related subject matter. Its easy-to-understand style appeals to both chemists and physicists. It discusses treatment of electromagnetic phenomena and adsorption of surface gases surfaces. It has been extensively revised to cater for advanced courses in thermodynamics.