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Presenting an introduction/review of the basic concepts of thermodynamics in a more qualitative manner than most traditional thermodynamics texts, this work is written in a colloquial style, and provides readers with an easy-to-understand reference to basic thermodynamic principles. Qualitative problems are designed give readers a more intuitive understanding of the subject. Examples and practical applications from a number of diverse fields - astronomy, medicine, and information theory - are included.
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Thermodynamics, the branch of physics dealing with the reversible transformation of heat into other forms of energy, has traditionally been one of the most conceptually difficult topics to comprehend and use intelligently. This book presents an introduction to the basic concepts of thermodynamics using simple statements and intuitive proofs. Covers all the basic principles of thermodynamics, including the first law of thermodynamics, potential energy, kinetic energy, chemical and nuclear reactions, engineering fluids, the second law, work from heat, and applications. For engineers and technicians in many diverse fields.
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Book Description Distributed by OSU Bookstore, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110882461729