ISBN-10:
0471055905
ISBN-13:
9780471055907
Pub. Date:
11/29/1996
Publisher:
Wiley
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics: An Introduction to Thermodynamics for Undergraduate Engineering Students / Edition 1

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics: An Introduction to Thermodynamics for Undergraduate Engineering Students / Edition 1

by Jack Winnick, J. Winnick

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Overview

The aim of this contemporary textbook is to show students that thermodynamics is a useful tool, not just a series of theoretical exercises. Written in a conversational style, the text presents the second law in a totally new manner—there is no reliance on statistical arguments; instead it is developed as a natural consequence of physical experience. Students are not required to write complex, iterative computer programs to solve phase equilibrium problems—techniques are presented which enable use of readily available math packages. The book also explores electrochemical systems such as batteries and fuel cells. Included in the extensive amount of examples are those which demonstrate the use of thermodynamics in practical design situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471055907
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/29/1996
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 7.28(w) x 10.12(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jack Winnick is an engineering professor with 40 years expertise, mainly at Georgia Tech. He has also worked in the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering industries, as well as NASA.

Table of Contents

Basic Principles.

The Energy Balance.

The Entropy Balance.

Thermodynamic Properties.

Property Interrelations.

Flow of Fluids.

Power Production.

Compression Machinery.

Motive Power.

Refrigeration.

Phase Equilibrium—Fundamentals.

Nonideal Gas Mixtures.

Real Liquid Mixtures.

Phase Equilibrium—Nonideal.

Chemical Reaction Equilibria.

Appendices.

Index.

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