Introduction to thermodynamics and heat transfer

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800 p. · Hardback
Basic concepts of thermodynamics. Properties of pure substances. The first law of thermodynamics : closed systems , control volumes. The second law of thermodynamics. Entropy. Thermodynamic cycles. Steady heat conduction. Forced convection. Natural convection. Radiation heat transfer. Heat exchangers. Cooling of electronic equipment.
This new text presents the key topics in thermodynamics and heat transfer in a highly accessible and student friendly fashion. The intuitive approach is supported by a wealth of physical explanations and analogies that draw parallels between the subject and the students' everyday experiences. Many of the 150 thoroughly worked out examples and almost 2 000 real-world problems highlight applications from civil and electrical engineering.