Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

Paperback | August 1, 1986

byP. B. Whalley

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This is an introduction to thermodynamics for engineering students. No previous knowledge is assumed. The book covers the first and second laws of thermodynamics and their consequences for engineers. Each topic is illustrated with worked examples and subjects are introduced in a logical orderallowing the student to tackle increasingly complex problems as he reads. Problems and selected answers are included. The heart of engineering thermodynamics is the conversion of heat into work. Increasing demands for more efficient conversion, for example to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to the adoption of new thermodynamic cycles. However the principles of these new cycles are very simple and aresubject to the standard laws of thermodynamics as explained in this book.

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This is an introduction to thermodynamics for engineering students. No previous knowledge is assumed. The book covers the first and second laws of thermodynamics and their consequences for engineers. Each topic is illustrated with worked examples and subjects are introduced in a logical orderallowing the student to tackle increasingly ...

P. B. Whalley is at University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:August 1, 1986Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198562551

ISBN - 13:9780198562559

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Ideal gases2. Real gases3. Vapours, liquids, and solids4. Systems processes, and cycles: the language of thermodynamics5. The first law of thermodynamics for closed systems6. The first law of thermodynamics for steady flow systems: the steady flow energy equation7. Heat engines, heat pumps, and the second law of thermodynamics8. Corollaries of the second law9. Entropy10. Molecular interpretation of thermodynamic properties11. Property diagrams12. Turbines and compressors13. Steady flow power cycles: the Rankine cycle14. Steady flow cycles: the gas turbine cycle15. Heat pump and refrigeration cycles16. Internal combustion engine cycles17. Thermodynamic equationsSolutions to numerical problems

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'clearly written ... comprehensible for the beginner ... whilst complying with the academic standards of the technical high-school ... this book would be suitable for use when introducing Thermodynamics and provide an accompanying text for lectures.'Chemie Ingenieur Technik 1/94