An Introduction to Thermodynamics: With Some New Derivations Based on Real Irreversible Processes (Paperback)
  • An Introduction to Thermodynamics: With Some New Derivations Based on Real Irreversible Processes (Paperback)
zoom

An Introduction to Thermodynamics: With Some New Derivations Based on Real Irreversible Processes (Paperback)

(author)
£19.99
Paperback 172 Pages / Published: 17/02/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
R. S. Silver began to criticise convention teaching ideas when, as an employer of graduate engineers, he saw how unimaginative their training sometimes made them. In industry, thermodynamic problems are not presented in pure 'textbook' style: they arise casually, in real, complex situations, and newly graduated engineers take some time to outgrow the resulting confusion. Originally published in 1971, this book offers a different approach to the standard industry textbook. Throughout the book, Silver considers real processes, including frictional dissipation: conventional introductions to thermodynamics are limited to idealized reversible processes. Another major difference is that he avoids the unusual procedure of hiding important difficulties in thermodynamic concepts under premature definitions. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the practical application of thermodynamics, and the development of pedagogical methods in relation to it.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521180139
Number of pages: 172
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm

You may also be interested in...

Why Does E=mc2 and Why Should We Care?
Added to basket
The Elegant Universe
Added to basket
Useful Math & Physical Formulae
Added to basket
Physics in Minutes
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Six Easy Pieces
Added to basket
Physics and Philosophy
Added to basket
Quantum
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
A Briefer History of Time
Added to basket
Why Does E=mc2?
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Quantum Age
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Logic of Scientific Discovery
Added to basket
The Pocket Atlas Of The Moving Body
Added to basket
How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog
Added to basket
Our Mathematical Universe
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.