Energy Entropy and Engines

Author: Sanjeev Chandra
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119013151
Format: PDF
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Textbook concisely introduces engineering thermodynamics, covering concepts including energy, entropy, equilibrium and reversibility Novel explanation of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics Presents abstract ideas in an easy to understand manner Includes solved examples and end of chapter problems Accompanied by a website hosting a solutions manual

A History of Thermodynamics

Author: Ingo Müller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540462279
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book offers an easy to read, all-embracing history of thermodynamics. It describes the long development of thermodynamics, from the misunderstood and misinterpreted to the conceptually simple and extremely useful theory that we know today. Coverage identifies not only the famous physicists who developed the field, but also engineers and scientists from other disciplines who helped in the development and spread of thermodynamics as well.

Introduction to Applied Thermodynamics

Author: R. M. Helsdon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483149625
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Introduction to Applied Thermodynamics is an introductory text on applied thermodynamics and covers topics ranging from energy and temperature to reversibility and entropy, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and the properties of ideal gases. Standard air cycles and the thermodynamic properties of pure substances are also discussed, together with gas compressors, combustion, and psychrometry. This volume is comprised of 16 chapters and begins with an overview of the concept of energy as well as the macroscopic and molecular approaches to thermodynamics. The following chapters focus on temperature, entropy, and standard air cycles, along with gas compressors, combustion, psychrometry, and the thermodynamic properties of pure substances. Steam and steam engines, internal combustion engines, and refrigeration are also considered. The final chapter is devoted to heat transfer by conduction, radiation, and convection. The transfer of heat energy between fluids flowing through concentric pipes is described. This book will appeal to mechanical engineers and students as well as those interested in applied thermodynamics.

Understanding Thermodynamics

Author: H.C. Van Ness
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132285
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Entropy for Biologists

Author: Harold J. Morowitz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483263169
Format: PDF
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Entropy for Biologists: An Introduction to Thermodynamics is an introductory book for people in the life sciences who wish to master the concepts of thermal physics without being forced to a degree and rate of symbol manipulation which is foreign to their patterns of thought. The book opens with a chapter on temperature, followed by separate chapters that discuss the concepts of energy, kinetic theory, total energy, the second law of thermodynamics, entropy, and probability and information theory. Subsequent chapters deal with statistical mechanics and its relation to thermodynamics, free-energy functions, applications of the Gibbs free energy and the Gibbs chemical potential, and measurement in thermal physics. The book is primarily directed at those graduate and advanced undergraduate students of biology and biochemistry who wish to develop a sense of confidence about their understanding of the thermal physics which will be useful in pursuing their work. It may also prove useful to professionals who wish to bolster their knowledge in this area.

Modern Thermodynamics

Author: Dilip Kondepudi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111837181X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to 20th century thermodynamics that can be applied to both equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems, unifying what was traditionally divided into ‘thermodynamics’ and ‘kinetics’ into one theory of irreversible processes. This comprehensive text, suitable for introductory as well as advanced courses on thermodynamics, has been widely used by chemists, physicists, engineers and geologists. Fully revised and expanded, this new edition includes the following updates and features: • Includes a completely new chapter on Principles of Statistical Thermodynamics. • Presents new material on solar and wind energy flows and energy flows of interest to engineering. • Covers new material on self-organization in non-equilibrium systems and the thermodynamics of small systems. • Highlights a wide range of applications relevant to students across physical sciences and engineering courses. • Introduces students to computational methods using updated Mathematica codes. • Includes problem sets to help the reader understand and apply the principles introduced throughout the text. • Solutions to exercises and supplementary lecture material provided online at http://sites.google.com/site/modernthermodynamics/. Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures, Second Edition is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate students taking a course in thermodynamics.

Introduction to Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory of Matter

Author: Anatoly I. Burshtein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527618120
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Imparts the similarities and differences between ratified and condensed matter, classical and quantum systems as well as real and ideal gases. Presents the quasi-thermodynamic theory of gas-liquid interface and its application for density profile calculation within the van der Waals theory of surface tension. Uses inductive logic to lead readers from observation and facts to personal interpretation and from specific conclusions to general ones.

Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers

Author: D. Winterbone
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080999832
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers, Second Edition introduces the basic concepts of thermodynamics and applies them to a wide range of technologies. Authors Desmond Winterbone and Ali Turan also include a detailed study of combustion to show how the chemical energy in a fuel is converted into thermal energy and emissions; analyze fuel cells to give an understanding of the direct conversion of chemical energy to electrical power; and provide a study of property relationships to enable more sophisticated analyses to be made of irreversible thermodynamics, allowing for new ways of efficiently covering energy to power (e.g. solar energy, fuel cells). Worked examples are included in most of the chapters, followed by exercises with solutions. By developing thermodynamics from an explicitly equilibrium perspective and showing how all systems attempt to reach equilibrium (and the effects of these systems when they cannot), Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers, Second Edition provides unparalleled insight into converting any form of energy into power. The theories and applications of this text are invaluable to students and professional engineers of all disciplines. Includes new chapter that introduces basic terms and concepts for a firm foundation of study Features clear explanations of complex topics and avoids complicated mathematical analysis Updated chapters with recent advances in combustion, fuel cells, and more Solutions manual will be provided for end-of-chapter problems

Four Laws That Drive the Universe

Author: Peter Atkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191614386
Format: PDF
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The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. They establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and reveal the arrow of time and even the nature of energy itself. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics. Guiding the reader from the Zeroth Law to the Third Law, he introduces the fascinating concept of entropy, and how it not only explains why your desk tends to get messier, but also how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe.