Thermodynamics For Dummies (Paperback)Mike Pauken (author)
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 plants.
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 gases
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
Master the concepts and principles of thermodynamics
Develop the problem-solving skills used by professional engineers
Ace your thermodynamics course
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 188 x 25 mm
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