This introductory book contains sufficient material for two sequential courses in thermodynamics. Students are assumed to have an adequate background in calculus and physics.
This book is intended for use as a textbook by undergraduate engineering students in their sophomore or junior year, and as a reference book for practicing engineers.
The objectives of this text are
• To cover the basic principles of thermodynamics.
• To present a wealth of real-world engineering examples to give students a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice.
• To develop an intuitive understanding of thermodynamics by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments that underpin the theory.
The philosophy that contributed to the overwhelming popularity of the prior editions of this book has remained unchanged in this edition.
Special effort has been made to appeal to students’ natural curiosity and to help them explore the various facets of the exciting subject area of thermodynamics.
Yesterday’s engineer spent a major portion of his or her time substituting values into the formulas and obtaining numerical results. However, formula manipulations and number crunching are now being left mainly to computers. Tomorrow’s engineer will need a clear understanding and a firm grasp of the basic principles so that he or she can understand even the most complex problems, formulate them, and interpret the results. A conscious effort is made to emphasize these basic principles while also providing students with a perspective of how computational tools are used in engineering practice.
The traditional classical, or macroscopic, approach is used throughout the Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach 8th Edition, with microscopic arguments serving in a supporting role as appropriate. This approach is more in line with students’ intuition and makes learning the subject matter much easier.
Release: January 7th, 2014.
Pages: 1115 (in PDF)
Size: 91 MB
Authors: Yunus Cengel, Michael Boles
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