About This Book
The ninth edition of Thermodynamics and Heat Power contains a revised sequence of thermodynamics concepts including physical properties, processes, and energy systems, to enable the attainment of learning outcomes by Engineering and Engineering Technology students taking an introductory course in thermodynamics. Built around an easily understandable approach, this updated text focuses on thermodynamics fundamentals, and explores renewable energy generation, IC engines, power plants, HVAC, and applied heat transfer. Energy, heat, and work are examined in relation to thermodynamics cycles, and the effects of fluid properties on system performance are explained. Numerous step-by-step examples and problems make this text ideal for undergraduate students.
This new edition:
- Introduces physics-based mathematical formulations and examples in a way that enables problem-solving.
- Contains extensive learning features within each chapter, and basic computational exercises for in-class and laboratory activities.
- Includes a straightforward review of applicable calculus concepts.
- Uses everyday examples to foster a better understanding of thermal science and engineering concepts.
This book is suitable for undergraduate students in engineering and engineering technology.
- 1. Define thermodynamics as the study of energy and the conversion of energy from one form to another.
- 2. Understand the importance of thermodynamics in today’s world.
- 3. Use the observable external characteristics that are known as properties to describe a system.
- 4. Establish and convert from one system of temperature measurement to another and understand the four methods of measuring temperature.
- 5. Use both the English and SI systems of units.
- 6. Use the elementary kinetic theory of gases to establish the concepts of pressure, temperature, density, specific weight, specific volume, and Avogadro’s law.
- 7. Use the concept of pressure in both English and SI units (gauge and absolute pressure definitions are important ideas that are necessary for engineering applications).
- 8. Use the concept that fluids exert pressures that can be expressed in terms of the height and specific weight of the column of fluid.
- 9. Describe the various methods of measuring pressure and the methods used to calibrate pressure-measuring devices.