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.

Thermodynamics

Author: Enrico Fermi
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486134857
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Genre: Science

In this classic of modern science, the Nobel Laureate presents a clear treatment of systems, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamic potentials, and much more. Calculus required.

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: 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.

Understanding Thermodynamics

Author: H.C. Van Ness
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486132280
Release Date: 2012-06-08
Genre: Science

Clear treatment of systems and first and second laws of thermodynamics features informal language, vivid and lively examples, and fresh perspectives. Excellent supplement for undergraduate science or engineering class.

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 Chaos and Order

Author: V Berdichevsky
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0582087341
Release Date: 1997-10-24
Genre: Science

The discovery of chaotic motion in low-dimensional systems raised the question: What kind of thermodynamics describes a system if it is neither ergodic nor Hamiltonian or possesses a finite number of degrees of freedom? This Monographs is the first to discuss this question.

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.

Thermodynamics

Author: Hans J. Kreuzer
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814327527
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Science

This book is designed for use in an introductory course in thermodynamics. It is aimed at students of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Engineering. As an undergraduate text, it gives a clear description of the theoretical framework of thermodynamics, while providing specific examples of its use in a wide variety of problems. These examples include topics that are atypical of undergraduate texts, such as biological systems, atmospheric phenomena, and polymers. The narrative is infused with historical notes on the characters who make up the story of thermodynamics, enlivening the material while keeping the reader engaged.

Thermodynamics

Author: Arthur Shavit
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420073690
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Genre: Science

There are many thermodynamics texts on the market, yet most provide a presentation that is at a level too high for those new to the field. This second edition of Thermodynamics continues to provide an accessible introduction to thermodynamics, which maintains an appropriate rigor to prepare newcomers for subsequent, more advanced topics. The book presents a logical methodology for solving problems in the context of conservation laws and property tables or equations. The authors elucidate the terms around which thermodynamics has historically developed, such as work, heat, temperature, energy, and entropy. Using a pedagogical approach that builds from basic principles to laws and eventually corollaries of the laws, the text enables students to think in clear and correct thermodynamic terms as well as solve real engineering problems. For those just beginning their studies in the field, Thermodynamics, Second Edition provides the core fundamentals in a rigorous, accurate, and accessible presentation.