Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, Appendices , 7th Edition
June 2011, ©2012
This leading text in the field maintains its engaging, readable style while presenting a broader range of applications that motivate engineers to learn the core thermodynamics concepts. Two new coauthors help update the material and integrate engaging, new problems. Throughout the chapters, they focus on the relevance of thermodynamics to modern engineering problems. Many relevant engineering based situations are also presented to help engineers model and solve these problems.
- Strong pedagogical structure to enhance student learning, starting each chapter with learning outcomes followed by both in-text and formal examples, then a self-quiz for immediate feedback on understanding. Each chapter ends with a chapter summary to review the topics and prepare for examinations.
- Flexible coverage of application areas in chapters 8-14, including power and refrigeration cycles, psychrometrics, and combustion. Instructors can choose various levels of coverage ranging from short introductions to in-depth studies.
- Class-tested and proven approaches on key thermodynamics concepts, including: the second law of thermodynamics, featuring the entropy balance (Chap. 6) and exergy analysis (Chaps. 7 and 13).
- Integrates the use of computational software tools to enhance problem-solving and to deepen learning by indicating which end of chapter problems are appropriate for these methods.
- Encourages flexibility in the use of units through support for either an SI or mixed SI/English presentation of the course, as well as an emphasis on the systematic application of unit conversion factors.