Understanding Thermodynamics [NOOK Book]

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Clearly written treament elucidates fundamental concepts and demonstrates their plausibility and usefulness. Language is informal, examples are vivid and lively, and the perspectivie is fresh. Based on lectures delivered to engineering students, this work will also be valued by scientists, engineers, technicians, businessmen, anyone facing energy challenges of the future.
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Understanding Thermodynamics

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Overview


Clearly written treament elucidates fundamental concepts and demonstrates their plausibility and usefulness. Language is informal, examples are vivid and lively, and the perspectivie is fresh. Based on lectures delivered to engineering students, this work will also be valued by scientists, engineers, technicians, businessmen, anyone facing energy challenges of the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486132280
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/11/2012
  • Series: Dover Books on Physics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 103
  • Sales rank: 661,255
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Energy Conservation?The First Law of Thermodynamics
2 The Concept of Reversibility
3 Heat Engines
4 Power Plants
5 The Second Law of Thermodynamics
6 More on the Second Law
7 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2000

    An Honest Opinion

    First of all, this book is not a substitute for any textbook but must be used alongwith any text on thermodynamics. What I liked the most about this book was the simple-minded approach of explaining a subject which is usually thought to be intimidating and complex. If you are looking for an exhaustive study of the subject, this is not the book for you. But, if the regular textbooks leave you with an unsure feeling, take a look at this book (just 103 pages with minimal equations) and you will see thermodynamics in a whole different light

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2010

    Extremely helpful

    This books is great for engineering students taking thermodynamics. I'd probably recommend using this early in the [thermodynamics]course or during the thermodynamics portion of a chemistry course. The book gives extremely helpful descriptions over topics covering the first law with easy to understand analogies,process efficiencies, the second law, and a general understanding of statistical mechanics. The greatest thing about this book is probably the way the author guides the reader through proofs.

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