Thermodynamics: Fundamentals and Engineering Applications

William C. Reynolds, Piero Colonna

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This concise text provides an essential treatment of thermodynamics and a discussion of the basic principles built on an intuitive description of the microscopic behavior of matter. Aimed at a range of courses in mechanical and aerospace engineering, the presentation explains the foundations valid at the macroscopic level in relation to what happens at the microscopic level, relying on intuitive and visual explanations which are presented with engaging cases. With ad hoc, real-word examples related also to current and future renewable energy conversion technologies and two well-known programs used for thermodynamic calculations, FluidProp and StanJan, this text provides students with a rich and engaging learning experience.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages420
ISBN (Electronic) 9781139050616
ISBN (Print)9780521862738
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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