About the Book
""This book covers the basic principles of thermodynamics while presenting a wealth of real-world engineering examples sostudents get a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice. The authors explore the various facets ofthermodynamics through careful explanations of concepts and its use of numerous practical examples and figures, havingstudents develop necessary skills to bridge the gap between knowledge and the confidence to properly apply knowledge.
-An early introduction to the First Law of Thermodynamics to set the framework of establishing a general understanding of variousforms of energy, mechanisms of energy transfer, the concept of energy balance, thermo-economics, energy conversion, andconversion efficiency using familiar settings that involve mostly electrical and mechanical forms of energy.
- A distinctive feature of this book is it's emphasis on the physical aspects of the subject matter in addition to mathematical representations and manipulations.
- Frequently, parallels are drawn between the subject matter and students' everyday experiences so that they can relate the subject matter to what they already know.".
Table of Contents
"Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION AND BASIC CONCEPTS 1
Chapter 2 ENERGY, ENERGY TRANSFER, AND GENERAL ENERGY ANALYSIS 51
Chapter 3 PROPERTIES OF PURE SUBSTANCES 111
Chapter 4 ENERGY ANALYSIS OF CLOSED SYSTEMS 163
Chapter 5 MASS AND ENERGY ANALYSIS OF CONTROL VOLUMES 213
Chapter 6 THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS 275
Chapter 7 ENTROPY
Chapter 8 EXERGY
Chapter 9 GAS POWER CYCLES
Chapter 10 VAPOR AND COMBINED POWER CYCLES
Chapter 11 REFRIGERATION CYCLES
Chapter 12 THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTY RELATIONS
Chapter 13 GAS MIXTURES
Chapter 14 GAS-VAPOR MIXTURES AND AIR-CONDITIONING
Chapter 15 CHEMICAL REACTIONS
Chapter 16 CHEMICAL AND PHASE EQUILIBRIUM
Chapter 17 COMPRESSIBLE FLOW
Chapter 18 (web Chapter) RENEWABLE ENERGY
Appendix PROPERTY TABLES AND CHARTS"
About the Author
""Yunus A Cengel, University of Nevada, Reno, USAMichael A Boles, North Carolina State University, USA"