There are many thermodynamics texts on the market, yet most provide a presentation that is at a level too high for those new to the field. This second edition of Thermodynamics continues to provide an accessible introduction to thermodynamics, which maintains an appropriate rigor to prepare newcomers for subsequent, more advanced topics.
The book presents a logical methodology for solving problems in the context of conservation laws and property tables or equations. The authors elucidate the terms around which thermodynamics has historically developed, such as work, heat, temperature, energy, and entropy. Using a pedagogical approach that builds from basic principles to laws and eventually corollaries of the laws, the text enables students to think in clear and correct thermodynamic terms as well as solve real engineering problems.
For those just beginning their studies in the field, Thermodynamics, Second Edition provides the core fundamentals in a rigorous, accurate, and accessible presentation.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Basic Concepts. Work, Energy and Heat – First law or Thermodynamics. Simple Systems. The Ideal Gas. The Control Volume. Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Entropy. Applications of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Availability, Exergy and Irreversibility. Power and Refrigeration Cycles. Ideal Gas Mixtures and Humid Air. Thermodynamic Relations. Equations of State and Generalized Charts. Multicomponent Systems. Equilibrium. Ideal Solutions. Non Ideal Solutions. Chemical Reactions. Appendix: Thermodynamics Properties. Bibliography. Index.