Thermodynamics for Engineers / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Taylor & Francis
Aspiring engineers have long needed a text that prepares them to use thermodynamics in professional practice. Thermodynamics instructors need a concise textbook written for a one-semester undergraduate course-a text that foregoes clutter and unnecessary details but furnishes the essential facts and methods.
Thermodynamics for Engineers fills both those needs. Paying special attention to the learning process, the author has developed a unique, practical guide to classical thermodynamics. His approach is remarkably cohesive. For example, he develops the same example through his presentation of the first law and both forms of the second law- entropy and exergy. He also unifies his treatments of the conservation of energy, the creation of entropy, and the destruction of availability by using a balance equation for each, thus emphasizing the commonality between the laws and allowing easier comprehension and use.
Accessible, practical, and cohesive, Thermodynamics for Engineers builds a solid foundation for advanced engineering studies and practice. It exposes students to the "big picture" of thermodynamics, and its streamlined presentation allows glimpses into important concepts and methods rarely offered by texts at this level.
Table of Contents
CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS AND THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS Introduction Definitions Pressure Forms of Work Temperature Heat Laws of Thermodynamics and Mass Conservation The Systematic Problem-Solving Approach PROPERTIES OF PURE SUBSTANCES The State Principle The P-v-T Surface Phase Change Thermodynamic Property Data Specific Heats and their Relationships Processes The Ideal-Gas Equation of State Compressibility Factor Other Equations of State MASS CONSERVATION AND FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS Mass Conservation The First Law of Thermodynamics First Law for a Control Volume First Law for a Control Mass First Law Applied to Various Processes Thermodynamic Cycles SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS AND ENTROPY Introduction Statements of the Second Law Entropy of a Pure, Simple, Compressible Substance Carnot Cycle Second Law in Entropy for a Control Volume Second Law in Entropy for a Control Mass Isentropic Processes Isentropic Efficiencies Reversible Steady-Flow Processes AVAILABILITY (EXERGY) ANALYSIS Availability Second Law in Availability for a Control Volume Secon Law in Availability for a Control Mass Availability Transfer Second Law (Exergetic) Efficiency VAPOR POWER SYSTEMS The Carnot Vapor Cycle Rankine Cycle: Ideal Cycle for Vapor Power cycles The Reheat Rankine Cycle The Regenerative Rankine Cycle Air Preheater Economiser Availability Analysis of Vapor Power Cycles Cogeneration Binary Vapor Cycles Combined Gas-Vapor Power Cycles PRINCIPLES OF ENERGY (HEAT) TRANSFER Conduction Radiation Convection Combined Convection and Radiation APPENDICES