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  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521195706
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  • 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 (such as 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 on the book's website

    • Integrates software tools including EES to allow the solution of realistic problems
    • The book's unique exercises are more challenging than those in the standard texts
    • A robust website includes additional chapter content free to download, extra problems, and software downloads
    • Complete solutions are available to qualified instructors
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'With supplements including software downloads and additional problems and solutions available on an accompanying website, this volume can serve as a lifelong resource for the practising engineer.' CEP

    'I have found that thermodynamics is one of the most difficult subjects to learn for students and teach for lecturers. This book navigates the subject with precision and in a friendly and reassuring tone … The care that has gone into putting this book together is extraordinary and the result is one of the best textbooks on thermodynamics available, not only for engineering but also for physicists and chemists. I recommend it highly as a course textbook to undergraduates and university lecturers and as a solid reference for researchers.' J. Anders, The Aeronautical Journal

    'The main text is supplemented by numerous figures and EES screenshots. Both the text and the figures are held in black and white with blue as a supplementary colour which helps in making both more accessible. The text is clearly written and the lines thought are easy to follow. The quality of the paper and the print are excellent and the handling of the book is easy despite its volume. It deserves a recommendation for students of engineering but also for physicists who are interested in technical realizations of physical concepts.' Manuel Vogel, Contemporary Physics

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    09th Mar 2015 by Arsalis

    This book is highly recommended for any course related to undergraduate Engineering Thermodynamics.

    25th Aug 2016 by Jamelorfi

    This is an excellent book for senior and graduate courses on thermodynamics. It has the advantage of developing clearly and step by step several concepts with examples and solved problems. This book helps the instructor to make the students active and involved.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521195706
    • length: 1100 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 185 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.86kg
    • contains: 612 b/w illus. 72 tables 289 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Basic concepts
    2. Thermodynamic properties
    3. Energy and energy transport
    4. General application of the first law
    5. The second law of thermodynamics
    6. Entropy
    7. Exergy
    8. Power cycles
    9. Refrigeration and heat pump cycles
    10. Property relations for pure fluids
    11. Mixtures and multi-component phase equilibrium
    12. Psychometrics
    13. Combustion
    14. Chemical equilibrium
    15. Statistical thermodynamics
    16. Compressible flow.

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  • Authors

    Sanford Klein, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Gregory Nellis, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Gregory Nellis is the Elmer R. and Janet A. Kaiser Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and the Cryogenic Society of America (CSA). Professor Nellis carries out applied research that is related to energy systems with a focus on refrigeration technology and he has published more than 40 journal papers. Professor Nellis' focus has been on graduate and undergraduate education, and he has received the Polygon, Pi Tau Sigma and Woodburn awards for excellence in teaching as well as the Boom Award for excellence in cryogenic research. He is the co-author of Heat Transfer (2009) with Sanford Klein.

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