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Short Introduction to Relations Between Thermodynamic Quantities

Wills, Ann E.

Thermodynamic quantities, such as pressure and internal energy, and their derivatives, are used in many applications. Depending on application, a natural set of quantities related to one of four thermodynamic potentials are typically used. For example, hydro-codes use in- ternal energy derived quantities and Equation of State work often uses Helmholtz free energy quantities. When performing work spanning over several fields, transformations between one set of quantities and another set of quantities are often needed. A short, but comprehensive, review of such transformations are given in this report.