Stressing the fundamentals of thermodynamics and heat power, the seventh edition of this widely-used and highly-regarded book has been updated to increase its ease of use and improve clarity throughout; it now includes a Windows-based computer disk that encourages understanding.
This book covers the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, the ideal gas, vapor and gas power cycles, refrigeration, and heat transfer.
For use as an excellent reference work for engineers and mechanical technicians.
After introducing the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics, Granet (late, Queensborough Community College of City U. of New York) and Bluestein (Indiana U.-Purdue U., Indianapolis) demystify its laws, properties of liquids and gases, vapor power and gas power cycles, refrigeration, and heat transfer. Chapters include pedagogical goals, study questions, problems with solutions, illustrations, and a review of key terms and equations developed. Appends a substantial section of supplemental tables (e.g. on properties of steam, ammonia, and freon-12; and critical constants). The companion disk contains DOS- format computerized steam tables from by J.R. Howell and R.O. Bucklus (McGraw- Hill, 1993). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)