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Preface 1. Background 2. The second law of thermodynamics 3. Entropy and efficiency 4. Entropy in quantum theory 5. The canonical probability distribution 6. Photons and phonons 7. The chemical potential 8. The quantum ideal gas 9. Fermions and bosons at low temperature 10. The free energies 11. Chemical equilibrium 12. Phase equilibrium 13. The classical limit 14. Approaching zero 15. Transport processes 16. Critical phenomena Epilogue Appendixes.