Analysis and Design of Energy Systems is a readable, self-contained (data, properties), computer based and applications oriented book. It includes a large number of realistic examples and problems, with an emphasis on problem formulation and solution, not programming, and on component details.
Topics are developed from the basics; the contents are useful and practical; first-order details are provided; and problem solution tactics and strategies are discussed. This edition includes MathCad as the arithmetic engine, and Math Cad worksheets are included for every procedure in the book.
Useful for practicing engineers as a reference book, particularly for reference for piping systems, pumps, and heat exchangers.
Hodge (mechanical and nuclear engineering, Mississippi State U.) has written a textbook intended primarily for senior-level engineering students who have completed a first course in both fluid mechanics and heat transfer. This edition has been updated to provide 17 computer programs. Disk included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)