This book provides an in-depth discussion of the principles of thermodynamics. It focuses on engineering applications of theory and sound techniques for solving thermodynamic problems. The book presents the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and describes the theory of work and heat. The text covers in detail the first law and the second law of thermodynamics with their applications. It also explains the concepts of entropy and availability and irreversibility. In addition, the book presents thermodynamic properties of pure substances, ideal gases and mixtures of ideal gases, as well as real gases. This book is designed for undergraduate students of mechanical engineering, industrial and production engineering, automobile engineering and aeronautical engineering for their courses in thermodynamics.
This widely acclaimed text, now in its fifth edition and translated into many languages, continues to present a clear, simple and concise introduction to chemical thermodynamics. An examination of equilibrium in the everyday world of mechanical objects provides the starting point for an accessible account of the factors that determine equilibrium in chemical systems. This straightforward approach leads students to a thorough understanding of the basic principles of thermodynamics, which are then applied to a wide range of physico-chemical systems. The book also discusses the problems of non-ideal solutions and the concept of activity, and provides an introduction to the molecular basis of thermodynamics.Over five editions, the views of teachers of the subject and their students have been incorporated. The result is a little more rigour in specifying the dimensions within logarithmic expressions, the addition of more worked examples and the inclusion of a simple treatment of the molecular basis of thermodynamics. Students on courses in thermodynamics will continue to find this popular book an excellent introductory text.
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This is an introductory text on classical thermodynamics for undergraduates in physics, applied physics and engineering. The material is developed in systematic stages. Topics include the ideal gas, fluid processes, electric and magnetic media, solids, phase changes and chemical reactions. There are some 250 questions and many worked examples.
The book presents a clear and simple exposition of thermodynamic principles to enable beginners to penetrate its fundamental ideas buried under a haze of abstractness and to appreciate the logical development of thermodynamic reasoning. Since thermodynamics often proves conceptually difficult for the beginner, care has been taken to present a clear and simple but comprehensive account of its principles. Applications in various branches of physics (phase transitions, low temperature physics, thermal radiation, power and refrigeration cycles) have been treated in some detail. Worked examples and a set of problems accompany each chapter.
Engineeering thermodynamics is the study of and practical application of the successful conversion of heat energy into work energy, a transormation fundamental to the existence of our modern industrial society. The thermodynamic conversion process lies behind the operation of the internal combustion engine and the generation of power. Transport systems - such as the motor cars, aircraft and railway trains - can only function because of this process; it also makes possible the generation of the electricity, supplying energy for heating, lighting and computing, and many other processes essential to the modern world. Basic Engineering Thermodynamics, first published in 1960, provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and application of the subject. The fifth edition has been extensively revised and updated with a new chapter on basic psychrometry and additional material and re-drawn illustration throughout. This is a core text for BTEC HNC/D and degree courses in mechanical engineering.
This introduction to thermodynamics for engineering students assumes no previous instruction in the subject. The book covers the first and second laws of thermodynamics with a special emphasis on their implications for engineers. Each topic is illustrated with worked examples and is presentedin a logical order, allowing the student to tackle increasingly complex problems. Problems and selected answers are included. The heart of engineering thermodynamics is the conversion of heat into work. Increasing demands for more efficient conversion, for example to reduce carbon dioxideemissions, are leading to the adoption of new thermodynamic cycles. However the principles of these new cycles are very simple and are subject to the standard laws of thermodynamics as explained in this book.