Thermodynamics Demystified / Edition 1

Thermodynamics Demystified / Edition 1

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by Merle Potter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071605991

ISBN-13: 9780071605991

Pub. Date: 03/12/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Take the heat off of understanding thermodynamics

Now you can get much-needed relief from the pressure of learning the fundamentals of thermodynamics! This practical guide helps you truly comprehend this challenging engineering topic while sharpening your problem-solving skills.

Written in an easy-to-follow format, Thermodynamics Demystified begins by reviewing

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Take the heat off of understanding thermodynamics

Now you can get much-needed relief from the pressure of learning the fundamentals of thermodynamics! This practical guide helps you truly comprehend this challenging engineering topic while sharpening your problem-solving skills.

Written in an easy-to-follow format, Thermodynamics Demystified begins by reviewing basic principles and discussing the properties of pure substances. The book goes on to cover laws of thermodynamics, power and refrigeration cycles, psychrometrics, combustion, and much more. Hundreds of worked examples and equations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and two final exams help reinforce learning.

  • This hands-on, self-teaching text offers:
  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Details on the first and second laws of thermodynamics
  • Coverage of vapor and gas cycles, psychrometrics, and combustion
  • An overview of heat transfer SI units throughout
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Thermodynamics Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this essential engineering subject.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071605991
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
03/12/2009
Series:
Demystified Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
564,919
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Basic Principles

Ch. 2. Properties of Pure Substances

Ch. 3. Work and Heat

Ch. 4. The First Law of Thermodynamics

Ch. 5. The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Ch. 6. Power and Refrigeration Vapor Cycles

Ch. 7. Power and Refrigeration Gas Cycles

Ch. 8. Psychrometrics

Ch. 9. Combustion

Appendix A. Conversion of Units

Appendix B. Material Properties

Appendix C. Steam Tables

Appendix D. R134a

Appendix E. Ideal-Gas Tables

Appendix F. Psychrometric Chart

Appendix G. Compressibility Chart

Final Exams

Solutions to Quizzes and Final Exams

Index

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Thermodynamics DeMYSTiFied 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This textbook covers much of the same information as a University-level Thermodynamics course with its clearly written coverage of basic principles and tables of related data. Also contained in this book are many good examples and quizzes for testing comprehension. Physically, it is an excellent quality book that will last through many readings and years into the future.
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