Thermodynamics and Heat Power / Edition 7

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Overview

Stressing the fundamentals of thermodynamics and heat power, the seventh edition covers the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, the ideal gas, vapor and gas power cycles, refrigeration, and heat transfer.

Features include:

  • Computerized steam tables in DOS format for IBM-type computers
  • A table of contents for the supplemental tables in the appendix
  • Clarification of the usage of pound mass units and the correction factor gc
  • A simplified discussion of the Rankine cycle with regeneration
  • Heat pump operation and switching between heating and cooling modes
  • Additional heat transfer problems with a section on combined modes of heat transfer
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After introducing the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics, Granet (late, Queensborough Community College of City U. of New York) and Bluestein (Indiana U.-Purdue U., Indianapolis) demystify its laws, properties of liquids and gases, vapor power and gas power cycles, refrigeration, and heat transfer. Chapters include pedagogical goals, study questions, problems with solutions, illustrations, and a review of key terms and equations developed. Appends a substantial section of supplemental tables (e.g. on properties of steam, ammonia, and freon-12; and critical constants). The companion disk contains DOS- format computerized steam tables from by J.R. Howell and R.O. Bucklus (McGraw- Hill, 1993). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131106727
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/31/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,085,833
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Many colleges and universities require two semesters of thermodynamics for a bachelor's degree in engineering technology. Most students and faculty would, I believe, welcome having one good textbook for both courses. With this in mind, additional material has been added in this seventh edition. Principally, this includes:

  • A Windows-based computer disk with thermodynamic properties of steam, air, other gases, and refrigerants, as well as psychrometrics.
  • A discussion and additional problems involving the non-flow work integral.
  • Extension of the analysis of the Rankine cycle to include regeneration with both closed and open feedwater heaters and an additional reheat cycle.
  • Analysis of the maximum work Brayton cycle with calculus enrichment.
  • Thermal analysis of the reciprocating compressor with additional homework problems.
  • Metric unit equations for convection coefficients.
  • A description of the heat pipe and how it functions.
  • A discussion of the cooling of electronic components and how to determine the operating temperature of components.
  • A description of state-of-the-art alternative energy sources, including fuel cells, solar energy, and wind power.

To make room for these additions, some out-of-date material on other power plant cycles and nuclear reactors has been removed. Many of these changes have resulted from the input of reviewers. A special thanks goes out to the following reviewers of the previous edition: Ed Braun-University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Mohammad Hossain-York Technical College; and Charles Rondeau, Jamestown Community College. I am most grateful for those comments. Please keep them coming.

Thanks to the staff at Prentice Hall for their help with this new edition, especially Debbie Yarnell, Louise Sette, Adam Hirschberg, and most of all Kim Yehle. I also thank my family for their support and encouragement: Maris, Karen, Richard, Jennifer, Michaelbarry, and Jaxanna.

Maurice Bluestein Indianapolis, Indiana

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Table of Contents

NOTE: (Each Chapter begins with Learning Goals and ends with a Review, Key Terms, Equations, Questions, and Problems.)

Symbols.

1. Fundamental Concepts.

2. Work, Energy, and Heat.

3. The First Law of Thermodynamics.

4. The Second Law of Thermodynamics.

5. Properties of Liquids and Gases.

6. The Ideal Gas.

7. Mixtures of Ideal Gases.

8. Vapor Power Cycles.

9. Gas Power Cycles.

10. Refrigeration.

11. Heat Transfer.

Appendix 1: References.

Appendix 2: Answers to Even-Numbered Problems.

Appendix 3: Supplemental Tables.

Index.

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Preface

Many colleges and universities require two semesters of thermodynamics for a bachelor's degree in engineering technology. Most students and faculty would, I believe, welcome having one good textbook for both courses. With this in mind, additional material has been added in this seventh edition. Principally, this includes:

  • A Windows-based computer disk with thermodynamic properties of steam, air, other gases, and refrigerants, as well as psychrometrics.
  • A discussion and additional problems involving the non-flow work integral.
  • Extension of the analysis of the Rankine cycle to include regeneration with both closed and open feedwater heaters and an additional reheat cycle.
  • Analysis of the maximum work Brayton cycle with calculus enrichment.
  • Thermal analysis of the reciprocating compressor with additional homework problems.
  • Metric unit equations for convection coefficients.
  • A description of the heat pipe and how it functions.
  • A discussion of the cooling of electronic components and how to determine the operating temperature of components.
  • A description of state-of-the-art alternative energy sources, including fuel cells, solar energy, and wind power.

To make room for these additions, some out-of-date material on other power plant cycles and nuclear reactors has been removed. Many of these changes have resulted from the input of reviewers. A special thanks goes out to the following reviewers of the previous edition: Ed Braun-University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Mohammad Hossain-York Technical College; and Charles Rondeau, Jamestown Community College. I am most grateful for those comments. Please keep them coming.

Thanks to the staff at Prentice Hall for their help with this new edition, especially Debbie Yarnell, Louise Sette, Adam Hirschberg, and most of all Kim Yehle. I also thank my family for their support and encouragement: Maris, Karen, Richard, Jennifer, Michaelbarry, and Jaxanna.

Maurice Bluestein
Indianapolis, Indiana

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  • Posted May 6, 2009

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    excellent work

    I own an earlier edition of this manuscript.
    excellent, and informative. This book has all the answers to common thermodynamics principles. uses good examples drawn from real world systems. This book bridges the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge rather well.

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