Principles of Energy Conversion / Edition 2

Principles of Energy Conversion / Edition 2

by Jack Philip Holman, Jack Holman, Archie W. Culp
     
 

ISBN-10: 007014902X

ISBN-13: 9780070149021

Pub. Date: 12/28/1990

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This book acquaints readers interested in power with all aspects of a very broad and constantly changing area of energy conversion. While covering all aspects of energy conversion,the book concentrates on the power area-introducing readers to the important power system terminology. The book stresses energy-conversion,processes and systems that are currently being

Overview

This book acquaints readers interested in power with all aspects of a very broad and constantly changing area of energy conversion. While covering all aspects of energy conversion,the book concentrates on the power area-introducing readers to the important power system terminology. The book stresses energy-conversion,processes and systems that are currently being used to supply energy for the world economy,but does not neglect other important energy-conversion systems. While some of the actual systems are discussed,the book emphasizes the theory of how energy is released so as not to limit the reader to a particular system. Information on recent developments such as combustion of biomass,the emergence of cold fusion,the use of solar salt ponds,reactor accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl,are added to this edition. In addition,some of the original topics such as economics,solar energy,and power cycles,are expanded and updated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070149021
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Series:
Mechanical Engineering Series
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
6.61(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Energy Classification, Sources, Utilization, Economics, and Terminology
Chapter 2: Principal Fuels for Energy Conversion
Chapter 3: Production of Thermal Energy
Chapter 4: Fossil Fuel Systems
Chapter 5: Nuclear Reactor Design and Operation
Chapter 6: Environmental Impact of Power Plant Operation
Chapter 7: Production of Mechanical Energy
Chapter 8: Production of Electrical Energy
Chapter 9: Energy Storage
List of Appendices

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