Take the heat off of understanding thermodynamicsNow you can get much-needed relief from the pressure of learning the fundamentals of thermodynamics! This practical guide helps you truly comprehend this challenging engineering topic while sharpening your problem-solving skills.Written in an easy-to-follow format, Thermodynamics Demystified begins by reviewing basic principles and discussing the properties of pure substances. The book goes on to cover laws of thermodynamics, power and refrigeration cycles, psychrometrics, combustion, and much more. Hundreds of worked examples and equations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and two final exams help reinforce learning.This hands-on, self-teaching text offers:Numerous figures to illustrate key conceptsDetails on the first and second laws of thermodynamicsCoverage of vapor and gas cycles, psychrometrics, and combustionAn overview of heat transfer SI units throughoutA time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at workSimple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Thermodynamics Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this essential engineering subject.
Merle Potter taught engineering for 42 years and thermodynamics for about 20 years. He has written 25 other engineering books.