Energy Entropy and Engines an Introduction to Thermodynamics by Chandra

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Language English
Pages 402
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Energy Entropy and Engines an Introduction to Thermodynamics by Chandra


Energy Entropy and Engines an Introduction to Thermodynamics

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Energy Entropy and Engines Contents

  1. Introduction: A Temporary Historical past of Thermodynamics
  2. Ideas and Definitions
  3. Thermodynamic System Properties
  4. Energy and the First Legislation of Thermodynamics
  5. Entropy
  6. The Second Legislation of Thermodynamics
  7. Section Equilibrium
  8. Ultimate Warmth Engines and Fridges

Preface to Energy Entropy and Engines PDF

This ebook is a textual content for educating a one‐semester, introductory engineering thermodynamics course. Its most necessary aim is to make college students perceive the which means of basic ideas comparable to vitality, entropy, equilibrium, and reversibility, which type the inspiration of engineering science.

It makes use of easy, direct language and depends on bodily quite than summary, mathematical definitions. Each new idea is launched ranging from first ideas, and solely after explaining why it’s obligatory.

Thermodynamics is totally different from most different engineering programs, in that it expects college students to grasp an solely new idea, entropy, which they’ve by no means encountered earlier than.

Conventional thermodynamics texts resort to giving a purely mathematical definition of entropy, and college students study to use the property for fixing issues with out ever forming a bodily image of what it means.

This ebook introduces entropy by combining macroscopic definitions with statistical descriptions primarily based on the vitality distribution of molecules.

Readers usually are not anticipated to study statistical mechanics however use analogies to purchase an intuitive grasp of the idea of entropy and perceive why the second legislation of thermodynamics is a results of the legal guidelines of chance.

Chapters 1 to 3 are supposed for college students to learn on their very own, with solely chosen parts being mentioned in lectures.

Chapter 1 describes how thermodynamics grew out of makes an attempt to perceive and enhance steam engines and places the primary and second legal guidelines in context.

It’s helpful in motivating the research of thermodynamics and explaining why it’s such a basic a part of science and engineering.

Most college students will already be aware of a number of the materials lined in Chapters 2 and 3, together with Newton’s legal guidelines, the definitions of kinetic and potential vitality, molar portions and the perfect gasoline equation and can evaluate these sections independently.

Thermodynamics textbooks sometimes begin, instantly after the introduction, by educating how to learn tabulated properties of saturated liquids and vapors.

College students are instantly overwhelmed by phrases comparable to inner vitality and enthalpy earlier than they perceive how these properties are used, and they’re left with the impression that thermodynamics is essentially an train in studying tables and charts.

Within the first six chapters of this ebook, whereas college students are nonetheless changing into aware of the legal guidelines of thermodynamics, there isn’t a dialogue of section change.

As soon as the second legislation has been understood liquid-vapor mixtures are handled as techniques in equilibrium that may be analysed utilizing the legal guidelines of thermodynamics.

Chapter 7 begins with a quick dialogue of the chemical potential and the Clausius–Clapeyron equation. Masking this materials takes just one or two lectures and makes it a lot simpler to perceive section equilibrium and the importance of property tables.

Nonetheless, if instructors desire not to embody it, it’s doable to omit the related sections (Sections 7.3–7.7) with none lack of continuity.

It ought to be doable to cowl the whole ebook in a one‐semester introductory course that teaches the basics of thermodynamics and their software within the evaluation of warmth engines and fridges.

A slower-paced course could pass over discussions of exergy (Part 6.14) and evaluate solely a number of the engine and refrigeration cycles described in Chapters 9 and 10.

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