9781118002919

Thermodynamics For Dummies

  • ISBN 13:

    9781118002919

  • ISBN 10:

    1118002911

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/02/2011
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Summary

Thermodynamics For Dummies tracks to a typical thermodynamics course offered at the undergraduate level and assists readers in understanding the fundamental concepts of the subject and helps to develop problem-solving skills through practice in solving energy-related problems. Specific coverage includes: General balance principle (open systems, closed systems, rate balances, increment balances) Mass balances (specific volume, system mass, mass-flow rate) Zeroth law (thermodynamic equilibrium and temperature) First-law balances (internal energy, enthalpy) Second-law balances (availability, entropy) Cycles (Rankine, Brayton, vapor-compression) Non-reacting mixtures of ideal gases Reacting mixtures (mass balances, energy balances, heating values, standardized enthalpy)

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