This widely used and highly regarded book is the ideal source for anyone interested in gaining insight into the fundamentals of thermodynamics. Stresses the fundamentals of thermodynamics and heat power, thoroughly covering the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, the ideal gas, vapor and gas power cycles, refrigeration, and heat transfer. For engineers who want to learn more about the basics of thermodynamics or need a source for a thorough review of the discipline.
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Using calculus for enrichment throughout and updated to include the latest technological advances, this practical and user-friendly text stresses the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and heat power, offering comprehensive coverage on such topics as elementary kinetic theory of gases, internal energy, applications of the First Law of Thermodynamics, the Carnot cycle, thermodynamic properties of steam, entropy changes of the ideal gas, air-water vapor mixtures, nuclear reactor power cycles, diesel engines, refrigeration, heat transfer and more.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Many colleges and universities require two semesters of thermodynamics for a bachelor's degree in engineering technology. Most students and faculty would, I believe, welcome having one good textbook for both courses. With this in mind, additional material has been added in this seventh edition. Principally, this includes:
To make room for these additions, some out-of-date material on other power plant cycles and nuclear reactors has been removed. Many of these changes have resulted from the input of reviewers. A special thanks goes out to the following reviewers of the previous edition: Ed Braun-University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Mohammad Hossain-York Technical College; and Charles Rondeau, Jamestown Community College. I am most grateful for those comments. Please keep them coming.
Thanks to the staff at Prentice Hall for their help with this new edition, especially Debbie Yarnell, Louise Sette, Adam Hirschberg, and most of all Kim Yehle. I also thank my family for their support and encouragement: Maris, Karen, Richard, Jennifer, Michaelbarry, and Jaxanna.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110130215392
Book Description Prentice Hall, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 6. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130215392