The Physics of Energy

Jaffe, Robert L., Taylor, Washington

Published by Cambridge University Press, 2018
ISBN 10: 1107016657 / ISBN 13: 9781107016651
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Synopsis: The Physics of Energy provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the scientific principles governing energy sources, uses, and systems. This definitive textbook traces the flow of energy from sources such as solar power, nuclear power, wind power, water power, and fossil fuels through its transformation in devices such as heat engines and electrical generators, to its uses including transportation, heating, cooling, and other applications. The flow of energy through the Earth's atmosphere and oceans, and systems issues including storage, electric grids, and efficiency and conservation are presented in a scientific context along with topics such as radiation from nuclear power and climate change from the use of fossil fuels. Students, scientists, engineers, energy industry professionals, and concerned citizens with some mathematical and scientific background who wish to understand energy systems and issues quantitatively will find this textbook of great interest.

Book Description: Aimed at students, scientists, engineers, and professionals, this definitive textbook provides an introduction to the scientific principles governing the flow of energy from sources such as solar power, wind power, nuclear power, and fossil fuels, through engines and electric grids, to end uses ranging from automobiles to air conditioners.

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Title: The Physics of Energy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2018
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition.

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