Thermodynamics For Dummies

Author: Mike Pauken
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118120989
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Take some heat off the complexity of thermodynamics Does the mere thought of thermodynamics make you sweat? It doesn't have to! This hands-on guide helps you score your highest in a thermodynamics course by offering easily understood, plain-English explanations of how energy is used in things like automobiles, airplanes, air conditioners, and electric power plants. Thermodynamics 101 — take a look at some examples of both natural and man-made thermodynamic systems and get a handle on how energy can be used to perform work Turn up the heat — discover how to use the first and second laws of thermodynamics to determine (and improve upon) the efficiency of machines Oh, behave — get the 411 on how gases behave and relate to one another in different situations, from ideal-gas laws to real gases Burn with desire — find out everything you need to know about conserving mass and energy in combustion processes Open the book and find: The laws of thermodynamics Important properties and their relationships The lowdown on solids, liquids, and gases How work and heat go handin hand The cycles that power thermodynamic processes Chemical mixtures and reactions Ten pioneers in thermodynamics Real-world applications of thermodynamic laws and concepts Learn to: Master the concepts and principles of thermodynamics Develop the problem-solving skills used by professional engineers Ace your thermodynamics course

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.

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.

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.

Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering

Author: J.Selwin Rajadurai
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 8122414931
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Heat engineering

Thermodynamics And Thermal Engineering, A Core Text In Si Units, Meets The Complete Requirements Of The Students Of Mechanical Engineering In All Universities. Ultimately, It Aims At Aiding The Students Genuinely Understand The Basic Principles Of Thermodynamics And Apply Those Concepts To Practical Problems Confidently. It Provides A Clear And Detailed Exposition Of Basic Principles Of Thermodynamics. Concepts Like Enthalpy, Entropy, Reversibility, Availability Are Presented In Depth And In A Simple Manner. Important Applications Of Thermodynamics Like Various Engineering Cycles And Processes Are Explained In Detail. Introduction To Latest Topics Are Enclosed At The End.Each Topic Is Further Supplemented With Solved Problems Including Problems From Gate, Ies Exams, Objective Questions Along With Answers, Review Questions And Exercise Problems Alongwith Answers For An Indepth Understanding Of The Subject.

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.

An introduction to thermodynamics

Author: Y. V. C. Rao
Publisher: Universities Press
ISBN: 8173714614
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Thermodynamics

The laws of thermodynamics the science that deals with energy and its transformation have wide applicability in several branches of engineering and science. The revised edition of this introductory text for undergraduate engineering courses covers the physical concepts of thermodynamics and demonstrates the underlying principles through practical situations. The traditional classical (macroscopic) approach is used in this text. Numerous solved examples and more than 550 unsolved problems (included as chapter-end exercises) will help the reader gain confidence for applying the principles of thermodynamics in real-life problems. Sufficient data needed for solving problems have been included in the appendices.

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.

Atmospheric Thermodynamics

Author: Julio V. Iribarne
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9027712964
Release Date: 1981-07-31
Genre: Science

The thermodynamics of the atmosphere is the subject of severai chapters in most textbooks on dynamic meteorology, but there is no work in English to give the subject a specific and more extensive treatment. In writing the present textbook, we have tried to fiII this rather remarkable gap in the literature related to atmospheric sciences. Our aim has been to provide students of meteorology with a book that can play a role similar to the textbooks on chemical thermodynamics for the chemists. This implies a previous knowledge of general thermodynamics, such as students acquire in general physics courses; therefore, although the basic principles are reviewed (in the urst four chapters), they are only briefly discussed, and emphasis is laid on those topics that wilI be useful in later chapters, through their application to atmospheric problems. No attempt has been made to introduce the thermodynamics ofirreversible processes; on the other hand, consideration of heterogeneous and open homogeneous systems permits a rigorous formulation of the thermodynamic functions of c10uds (exclusive of any consideration of microphysical effects) and a better understanding of the approx imations usually implicit in practical applications.

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.

Basic Chemical Thermodynamics

Author: Eric Brian Smith
Publisher: Imperial College Press
ISBN: 1860944469
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science

This widely acclaimed text, now in its fifth edition and translated into many languages, continues to present a clear, simple and concise introduction to chemical thermodynamics. An examination of equilibrium in the everyday world of mechanical objects provides the starting point for an accessible account of the factors that determine equilibrium in chemical systems. This straightforward approach leads students to a thorough understanding of the basic principles of thermodynamics, which are then applied to a wide range of physico-chemical systems. The book also discusses the problems of non-ideal solutions and the concept of activity, and provides an introduction to the molecular basis of thermodynamics.Over five editions, the views of teachers of the subject and their students have been incorporated. The result is a little more rigour in specifying the dimensions within logarithmic expressions, the addition of more worked examples and the inclusion of a simple treatment of the molecular basis of thermodynamics. Students on courses in thermodynamics will continue to find this popular book an excellent introductory text.

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.