Thermodynamics For Dummies

Mike Pauken · ISBN 9781118002919
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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
Author(s) Mike Pauken
Edition 1
Published 15th July 2011
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Take some heat off the complexity of thermodynamics

Does the mere thought of thermodynamics make you sweat? It
doesn't have to! This hands-on guide helps you score your highest
in a thermodynamics course by offering easily understood,
plain-English explanations of how energy is used in things like
automobiles, airplanes, air conditioners, and electric power

  • Thermodynamics 101 ? take a look at some examples of both
    natural and man-made thermodynamic systems and get a handle on how
    energy can be used to perform work

  • Turn up the heat ? discover how to use the first and
    second laws of thermodynamics to determine (and improve upon) the
    efficiency of machines

  • Oh, behave ? get the 411 on how gases behave and relate to
    one another in different situations, from ideal-gas laws to real

  • Burn with desire ? find out everything you need to know
    about conserving mass and energy in combustion processes

Open the book and find:

  • The laws of thermodynamics

  • Important properties and their relationships

  • The lowdown on solids, liquids, and gases

  • How work and heat go handin hand

  • The cycles that power thermodynamic processes

  • Chemical mixtures and reactions

  • Ten pioneers in thermodynamics

  • Real-world applications of thermodynamic laws and concepts

Learn to:

  • Master the concepts and principles of thermodynamics

  • Develop the problem-solving skills used by professional

  • Ace your thermodynamics course


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