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Thermodynamics : Fundamentals for Applications - J. P. O'Connell

Thermodynamics

Fundamentals for Applications

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Thermodynamics: Fundamentals and Applications is a text for a first graduate course in Chemical Engineering. The focus is on macroscopic thermodynamics; discussions of modeling and molecular situations are integrated throughout. Underpinning this text is the knowledge that while thermodynamics describes natural phenomena, those descriptions are the products of creative, systematic minds. Nature unfolds without reference to human concepts of energy, entropy, or fugacity. Natural complexity can be organized and studied by thermodynamics methodology. The power of thermodynamics can be used to advantage if the fundamentals are understood. This text's emphasis is on fundamentals rather than modeling. Knowledge of the basics will enhance the ability to combine them with models when applying thermodynamics to practical situations. While the goal of an engineering education is to teach effective problem solving, this text never forgets the delight of discovery, the satisfaction of grasping intricate concepts, and the stimulation of the scholarly atmosphere.

'The book is a well-written text for students of classical chemical thermodynamics. It is easy to read and has a clear explanation of the derivation and usefulness and is well worth considering.' Chemistry in Australia '... the book excels. ... To bring classical thermodynamics to life in such an appealingly vivid yet also mathematically rigorous way is an accomplishment that makes this book highly recommendable.' Marc-Olivier Coppens, DelftChemTech, Delft University of Technology 'To bring classical thermodynamics to life in such an appealingly vivid, yet also mathematically rigorous way, is an accomplishment that makes this book highly recommendable.' Angewandte Chemie International Edition 'While the goal of an engineering education is to teach effective problem solving, this text never forgets the delight of discovery, the satisfaction of grasping intricate concepts, and the stimulation of the scholarly atmosphere.' Zentralblatt MATH 'In a general graduates course, which could include elements of classical thermodynamics: statistical thermodynamics and molecular modeling; and molecular thermodynamics: this book would be an excellent choice for classical thermodynamics ...' The Chemical Engineer

Introduction
The Basics
Primitives
The first and second laws
Fundamental relations
Single-Phase Systems
Properties relative to ideal gases
Properties relative to ideal solutions
Relations among relations
Multiphase and Reacting Systems
Transfers, transformations, and equilibria
Criteria for observability
Phase diagrams for real systems
Engineering Calculations
Options for equilibrium calculations
Elementary computational procedures
Selected applications
Afterword
Appendices
Tools from the calculus
Elements of linear algebra
Solutions to cubic equations
Vapor pressures of selected fluids
Model parameters for G excess
A stability condition for binaries
Notation in variational calculus
Triangular diagrams
Lagrange multipliers
NRTL models
Simple algorithms for binary VLLE
Notation
Index
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ISBN: 9780521582063
ISBN-10: 0521582067
Series: Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 674
Published: 16th May 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 18.42  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.32