Understanding Energy: Energy, Entropy and Thermodynamics for Everyman

Understanding Energy: Energy, Entropy and Thermodynamics for Everyman

by R. Stephen Berry
     
 

ISBN-10: 9810206798

ISBN-13: 9789810206796

Pub. Date: 10/09/1991

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

This book begins with primary concepts of atomic and molecular structure and of how atoms, molecules and bulk matter store and exchange energy. In the next stage, the macroscopic properties of energy and entropy, and of the constitutive properties of heat capacities are examined. From these, the concept of thermodynamic efficiency is developed. Then the notions of…  See more details below

Overview

This book begins with primary concepts of atomic and molecular structure and of how atoms, molecules and bulk matter store and exchange energy. In the next stage, the macroscopic properties of energy and entropy, and of the constitutive properties of heat capacities are examined. From these, the concept of thermodynamic efficiency is developed. Then the notions of thermodynamic potentials and availability are introduced. With this set of concepts, the analysis of efficient energy use is presented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810206796
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/09/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

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