Thermodynamics For Dummies

Thermodynamics For Dummies

Non-Fiction, Education, Science & Maths
Paperback Published on: 27/07/2011
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Take some heat off the complexity of thermodynamics

Does the mere thought of thermodynamics make you sweat? It doesn't have to! This hands-on guide helps you score your highest in a thermodynamics course by offering easily understood, plain-English explanations of how energy is used in things like automobiles, airplanes, air conditioners, and electric power plants.

  • Thermodynamics 101 — take a look at some examples of both natural and man-made thermodynamic systems and get a handle on how energy can be used to perform work
  • Turn up the heat — discover how to use the first and second laws of thermodynamics to determine (and improve upon) the efficiency of machines
  • Oh, behave — get the 411 on how gases behave and relate to one another in different situations, from ideal-gas laws to real gases
  • Burn with desire — find out everything you need to know about conserving mass and energy in combustion processes

Open the book and find:

  • The laws of thermodynamics
  • Important properties and their relationships
  • The lowdown on solids, liquids, and gases
  • How work and heat go handin hand
  • The cycles that power thermodynamic processes
  • Chemical mixtures and reactions
  • Ten pioneers in thermodynamics
  • Real-world applications of thermodynamic laws and concepts

Learn to:

  • Master the concepts and principles of thermodynamics
  • Develop the problem-solving skills used by professional engineers
  • Ace your thermodynamics course

  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • ISBN: 9781118002919
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 544g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 188 x 25 mm

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