For the past three decades, Sonntag, Borgnakke, and Van Wylen's FUNDAMENTALS OF THERMODYNAMICS has been the leading textbook in the field. Now updated and enhanced with numerous worked examples, homework problems, and illustrations, and a rich selection of Web-based learning resources, the new Sixth Edition continues to present a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of classical thermodynamics, while retaining an engineering perspective.
The text lays the groundwork for subsequent studies in fields such as fluid mechanics, heat transfer and statistical thermodynamics, and prepares students to effectively apply thermodynamics in the practice of engineering.
An undergraduate textbook introducing classical thermodynamics in an engineering perspective as a foundation for later study in the subject itself or in related fields such as materials science, surface phenomena, plasmas, and cryogenics. Provides a good deal of flexibility, especially in the more elementary chapters, to accommodate students from a range of backgrounds. The fifth edition adds a brief introduction to heat transfer modes, drops some of the more advanced material, and includes a disk containing the same information as do the appendices. Earlier editions (no dates noted) were published as Fundamentals of Classical Thermodynamics by Gordon J. Van Wylen, listed here as the third author. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
This book is great to learn thermo. It is very well laid out in a logical sequence that other books lack. To understand thermo well without missing out on important aspects of thermodynamics, this book is highly recommended!
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