The book redefines thermodynamics as the science of energy and exergy, not the science of energy and entropy. Teaching thermodynamics requires true understanding of (i) the first and second laws of thermodynamics and (ii) thermodynamic concepts and their utilization for systems and applications.
The book emphasizes a six-step approach to teaching thermodynamics. These steps are described as property, state, process, cycle, balance equations and performance assessment. The steps provide a logical order for the reader to follow, making thermodynamic principles much easier to understand and apply.