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  • Date Published: March 2006
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  • format: Mixed media product
  • isbn: 9780521850421
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  • Although the focus of this textbook is on traditional thermodynamics topics, the book is concerned with introducing the thermal-fluid sciences as well. It is designed for the instructor to select topics and seamlessly combine them with material from other chapters. Pedagogical devices include: learning objectives, chapter overviews and summaries, historical perspectives, and numerous examples, questions, problems and lavish illustrations. Students are encouraged to use the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) online properties database.

    • Integration of the thermal-fluid sciences is achieved by using the fundamental mass, energy, and momentum conservation laws as organizing principles and by using five practical applications - the steam power plant, the jet engine, solar-heated buildings, the spark-ignition engine, and biological systems - as themes throughout
    • A problem-solving method is presented in Chapter 1 and all examples follow this method.
    • Practical applications are stressed throughout and students are encouraged to use the National Institute of Science and Technology NIST-online thermodynamic property database to obtain thermodynamic and transport properties
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    "Thermodynamics can, perhaps, sometimes appear a bit of an old, somewhat involved and not very lively subject. This book demonstrates magnificently that it is a hot topic of great relevance to all aspects of technology. In a truly Herculean effort, Stephen Turns has produced a book that seems to make it impossible not to become first curious and then very well versed in the applications of thermodynamics to engineering. I think the book is ideal for any undergraduate course. It can be studied at various levels and will be an excellent source of motivation and inspiration for students...."
    Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen is professor of mathematical physics, Imperial College London

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    21st Apr 2018 by AZKOR96

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Mixed media product
    • isbn: 9780521850421
    • length: 756 pages
    • dimensions: 286 x 222 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.69kg
    • contains: 690 b/w illus. 321 colour illus. 41 tables 1107 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Beginnings
    2. Thermodynamic properties, property relationships and processes
    3. Conservation of mass
    4. Energy and energy transfer
    5. Conservation of energy
    6. Second law of thermodynamics and some of its consequences
    7. Steady-flow devices
    8. Systems for power production, propulsion, heating and cooling
    Appendix A. Historical timeline
    Appendix B. Thermodynamic properties of ideal gases and carbon
    Appendix C. Thermodynamic and thermo-physical properties of air
    Appendix D. Thermodynamic properties of H20
    Appendix E. Various thermodynamic data
    Appendix F. Thermo-physical properties of selected gases at 1ATM
    Appendix G. Thermo-physical properties of selected liquids
    Appendix H. Thermo-physical properties of hydrocarbon fuels
    Appendix I. Thermo-physical properties of selected solids
    Appendix J. Radiation properties of selected materials and substances
    Appendix K. Mach number relationships for compressible flow
    Appendix L. Psychometric charts
    Answers to selected problems

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    Stephen R. Turns, Pennsylvania State University
    Stephen R. Turns has been a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University since completing his PhD at the University of Wisconsin in 1979. Before completing his PhD Steve spent five years in the Engine Research Department of General Motors Research Laboratories in Warren, Michigan. His active research interests include the study of pollutant formation and control in combustion systems, combustion engines, combustion instrumentation, slurry fuel combustion, energy conversion, and energy policy. He has published numerous refereed journal articles on many of these topics. Steve Turns is a member of the ASME and many other professional organizations and an ASME-ABET Program Evaluator since 1994. Steve is also a dedicated teacher for which he has won numerous awards including the Penn State Teaching and Learning Consortium, Hall of Fame Faculty Award; Penn State's Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching; the Premier Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Society; and the Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Society. Steve's talent as a teacher is also reflected in his best-selling advanced undergraduate textbook Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications 2/e. Steve's commitment to students and teaching is reflected in the innovative approach and design of Thermal-Fluid Sciences: An Integrated Approach and its companion volume Thermodynamics, also published by Cambridge University Press.

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