# New on CTAN: thermodynamics

A package designed to typeset thermodynamics notation has been released. The package is designed to ease the typesetting of quantities and notation frequently encountered in chemical engineering and related branches of thermodynamics. The commands are flexible and intended to be intuitive. It handles several sets of notation for total, specific, and molar quantities; allows changes between symbols (e.g., A vs. F for Helmholtz free energy); and greatly simplifies the typesetting of symbols and partial derivatives commonly encountered in mixture thermodynamics. Changes of one’s notes from one textbook to another can be achieved relatively easily by changing package options, and several common textbooks are supported directly.

The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/thermodynamics The package’s files themselves can be inspected at https://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/thermodynamics/

Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese

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## thermodynamics – Macros for multicomponent thermodynamics documents

This package makes typesetting quantities found in thermodynamics texts relatively simple. The commands are flexible and intended to be relatively intuitive. It handles several sets of notation for total, specific, and molar quantities; allows changes between symbols (e.g., A vs. F for Helmholtz free energy); and greatly simplifies the typesetting of symbols and partial derivatives commonly encountered in mixture thermodynamics. Changes of one’s notes from one textbook to another can be achieved relatively easily by changing package options.

The package offers a collection of macros and environments which are intended to make typesetting thermodynamics documents faster, more convenient, and more reliable. Macros include symbols for extensive, molar, specific, and partial molar properties; excess and residual (departure) properties; partial derivatives; heat capacities, compressibilities, and expansivities; saturation, mixture, and pure-component properties; Henry’s Law parameters and activity coefficients; changes on mixing, fusion, reaction, sublimation, and vaporization; and sets of all moles/mole fractions/masses/etc. being held constant in derivatives. Conversion of notes between textbooks is trivial for textbooks supported by the package, and more general changes in notation are also possible through package options.

Package | thermodynamics |

Version | 2.02 2024-06-14 |

Copyright | 2022–2024 Karl D. Hammond |

Maintainer | Karl D. Hammond |