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The first eight chapters of Thermodynamics focus on single-component thermodynamics, introducing important concepts that will be referenced throughout subsequent chapters. Later chapters introduce modeling for multi-component systems. Topics covered include: properties as a function of state variables; first and second law of thermodynamics; power cycles, combustion, refrigeration cycles, and heat pumps; equilibrium phase relationships; correlations and calculations of vapor-liquid equilibrium data; elementary theories of solutions; and the efficiency of multicomponent separation and reaction processes. The Second Law of Thermodynamics, availability concepts, and process efficiency receive extensive coverage. The clear, well-organized sequence of the chapters helps students successfully learn and retain information.
Each of the fifteen chapters includes updated sample problems that underline key principles and problem-solving steps. The book has numerous appendixes for quick reference on everything from conversion factors to Francis constants, and from properties of pure substances to thermodynamics tables and Diagrams.
Thermodynamics can be used by chemical, petroleum, and mechanical engineering departments in introductory and intermediate courses on engineering thermodynamics and thermodynamics fundamentals.