Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transferprovides balanced coverage of the basic concepts of thermodynamics and heat transfer.Together with the clear an numerous illustrations, student-friendly writing style, and manageable math, this is an ideal text for an introductory thermal science course for non-mechanical engineering majors.
Continuing in the tradition of Cengel/Boles: Thermodynamics, this lavishly illustrated text presents the key topics in thermodynamics and heat transfer, in a highly accessible student-friendly fashion. The flexibly organized text can accommodate courses that spend anywhere from 1/3rd to 2/3rds or more of class time on thermodynamics and the rest on key heat transfer topics. The intuitive approach is supported by a wealth of physical explanations and analogies that draw parallels between the subject and the students' everyday experiences. Many of the 150 thoroughly worked out examples and almost 2,000 real-world problems, highlight applications from civil and electrical engineering. Over 1,000 illustrations help students visualize concepts,This approach and contents make this text an ideal resource for introduction to thermodynamics and/or thermal science courses intended for non-mechanical engineering majors.
A text for an introductory undergraduate course in thermodynamics or thermal sciences, for sophomore and junior students in engineering with background in calculus and physics who can only take one course in thermal sciences. No background is assumed in differential equations, and no mathematics is involved beyond the level of simple integration. Chapters one through seven focus on thermodynamics, while subsequent chapters deal with areas such as heat conduction, cooling techniques, and radiation heat transfer. Includes chapter summaries, worked examples, and concept, computer, design, and essay problems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.