Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

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Longman, Jan 1, 1996 - Science - 647 pages
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Engineeering thermodynamics is the study of and practical application of the successful conversion of heat energy into work energy, a transormation fundamental to the existence of our modern industrial society. The thermodynamic conversion process lies behind the operation of the internal combustion engine and the generation of power. Transport systems - such as the motor cars, aircraft and railway trains - can only function because of this process; it also makes possible the generation of the electricity, supplying energy for heating, lighting and computing, and many other processes essential to the modern world. Basic Engineering Thermodynamics, first published in 1960, provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and application of the subject. The fifth edition has been extensively revised and updated with a new chapter on basic psychrometry and additional material and re-drawn illustration throughout. This is a core text for BTEC HNC/D and degree courses in mechanical engineering.

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General introduction
1
Systems
34
The laws of thermodynamics
48
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Rayner Joel was formerly Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hackney Technical College, London.

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