Equilibrium Thermodynamics

Author: Clement John Adkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521274567
Release Date: 1983-07-14
Genre: Science

Equilibrium Thermodynamics gives a comprehensive but concise course in the fundamentals of classical thermodynamics. Although the subject is essentially classical in nature, illustrative material is drawn widely from modern physics and free use is made of microscopic ideas to illuminate it. The overriding objective in writing the book was to achieve a clear exposition: to give an account of the subject that it both stimulating and easy to learn from. Classical thermodynamics has such wide application that it can be taught in many ways. The terms of reference for Equilibrium Thermodynamics are primarily those of the undergraduate physicist; but it is also suitable for courses in chemistry, engineering, materials science etc. The subject is usually taught in the first or second year of an undergraduate course, but the book takes the student to degree standard (and beyond). Prerequisites are elementary or school-level thermal physics.

Thermodynamics

Author: Sanford Klein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139498180
Release Date: 2011-10-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book differs from other thermodynamics texts in its objective which is to provide engineers with the concepts, tools, and experience needed to solve practical real-world energy problems. The presentation integrates computer tools (e.g., EES) with thermodynamic concepts to allow engineering students and practising engineers to solve problems they would otherwise not be able to solve. The use of examples, solved and explained in detail, and supported with property diagrams that are drawn to scale, is ubiquitous in this textbook. The examples are not trivial, drill problems, but rather complex and timely real world problems that are of interest by themselves. As with the presentation, the solutions to these examples are complete and do not skip steps. Similarly the book includes numerous end of chapter problems, both typeset and online. Most of these problems are more detailed than those found in other thermodynamics textbooks. The supplements include complete solutions to all exercises, software downloads, and additional content on selected topics. These are available at the book web site www.cambridge.org/KleinandNellis.

Non equilibrium Thermodynamics for Engineers

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Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814329910
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Science

The book describes in a simple and practical way what non-equilibrium thermodynamics is and how it can add to engineering fields. It explains how to describe proper equations of transport, more precise than used so far, and how to use them to understand the waste of energy resources in central unit processes in the industry. It introduces the entropy balance as an additional equation to use, to create consistent thermodynamic models, and a systematic method for minimizing energy losses that are connected with transport of heat, mass, charge, momentum and chemical reactions. Readership: Senior undergraduate and graduate students in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering.

Thermodynamics

Author: Stephen R. Turns
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521850421
Release Date: 2006-03-06
Genre: Science

The focus of Thermodynamic Concepts and Applications is on traditional thermodynamics topics, while structurally the book introduces the thermal-fluid sciences. 2nd law topics are introduced hierarchically in one chapter, important structure for a beginner. The book is designed for the instructor to select topics and combine them with material from other chapters seamlessly. Pedagogical devices include: learning objectives, chapter overviews and summaries, historical perspectives, and numerous examples, questions and problems and lavish illustrations. Students are encouraged to use the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) online properties database.

Elements of Classical Thermodynamics For Advanced Students of Physics

Author: A. B. Pippard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521091012
Release Date: 1957-01
Genre: Science

The laws of thermodynamics are amongst the most assured and wide-ranging of all scientific laws. They do not pretend to explain any observation in molecular terms but, by showing the necessary relationships between different physical properties, they reduce otherwise disconnected results to compact order, and predict new effects. This classic title, first published in 1957, is a systematic exposition of principles, with examples of applications, especially to changes of places and the conditions for stability. In all this entropy is a key concept.

Thermodynamics

Author: Prasanna Kumar
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9789332514133
Release Date:
Genre:

Designed for undergraduate students of mechanical engineering, Thermodynamics offers a lucid treatment of the concepts dealt with in their core paper on thermodynamics. It is an easily readable and compact book that covers all topics that are relevant to a basic course on thermodynamics without any let up on academic rigor required for a thorough understanding of the subject.

Thermodynamics of Crystals

Author: Duane C. Wallace
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486402126
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Science

Self-contained treatment focuses on the solution of lattice-dynamics problems, calculations of total crystal potential, evaluation of thermodynamic functions. Only modest background in quantum mechanics, solid state physics required.

Methods of Thermodynamics

Author: Howard Reiss
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486694453
Release Date: 1965
Genre: Science

Outstanding text focuses on physical technique of thermodynamics, typical problems, and significance and use of thermodynamic potential. Mathematical apparatus, first law of thermodynamics, second law and entropy, more. 1965 edition.

Thermodynamics

Author: G. Astarita
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306430487
Release Date: 1989-03-31
Genre: Science

If a Writer would know how to behave himself with relation to Posterity; let him consider in old Books, what he finds, that he is glad to know; and what Omissions he most laments. Jonathan Swift This book emerges from a long story of teaching. I taught chemical engineering thermodynamics for about ten years at the University of Naples in the 1960s, and I still remember the awkwardness that I felt about any textbook I chose to consider-all of them seemed to be vague at best, and the standard of logical rigor seemed immensely inferior to what I could find in books on such other of the students in my first class subjects as calculus and fluid mechanics. One (who is now Prof. F. Gioia of the University of Naples) once asked me a question which I have used here as Example 4. 2-more than 20 years have gone by, and I am still waiting for a more intelligent question from one of my students. At the time, that question compelled me to answer in a way I didn't like, namely "I'll think about it, and I hope I'll have the answer by the next time we meet. " I didn't have it that soon, though I did manage to have it before the end of the course.