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Basic Engineering Thermodynamics : Oxford Science Publications Monographs - P. B. Whalley

Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

Oxford Science Publications Monographs


Published: 1st October 1992
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This introduction to thermodynamics for engineering students assumes no previous instruction in the subject. The book covers the first and second laws of thermodynamics with a special emphasis on their implications for engineers. Each topic is illustrated with worked examples and is presented in a logical order, allowing the student to tackle increasingly complex problems. Problems and selected answers are included. The heart of engineering thermodynamics is the conversion of heat into work. Increasing demands for more efficient conversion, for example to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to the adoption of new thermodynamic cycles. However the principles of these new cycles are very simple and are subject to the standard laws of thermodynamics as explained in this book.

`Basic Engineering Thermodynamics is undoubtedly an easy read. The style is chatty but not laboured with many worked examples as well as exercises for the student.' Times Higher Education Supplement 'The author goes a long way to clarify what is often regarded as a difficult subject.' Aslib Book Guide, vol. 58, no. 2, March 1993 'clearly written ... comprehensible for the beginner ... whilst complying with the academic standards of the technical high-school ... this book would be suitable for use when introducing Thermodynamics and provide an accompanying text for lectures.' Chemie Ingenieur Technik 1/94

Introduction 1: Ideal gases 2: Real gases 3: Vapours, liquids, and solids 4: Systems processes, and cycles: the language of thermodynamics 5: The first law of thermodynamics for closed systems 6: The first law of thermodynamics for steady flow systems: the steady flow energy equation 7: Heat engines, heat pumps, and the second law of thermodynamics 8: Corollaries of the second law 9: Entropy 10: Molecular interpretation of thermodynamic properties 11: Property diagrams 12: Turbines and compressors 13: Steady flow power cycles: the Rankine cycle 14: Steady flow cycles: the gas turbine cycle 15: Heat pump and refrigeration cycles 16: Internal combustion engine cycles 17: Thermodynamic equations Solutions to numerical problems

ISBN: 9780198562559
ISBN-10: 0198562551
Series: Oxford Science Publications Monographs
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 1st October 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.4