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Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach with Student Resource DVD

Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach with Student Resource DVD

Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach with Student Resource DVD
By Yunus Cengel, Michael Boles

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Book Description

The worldwide bestseller Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach brings further refinement to an approach that emphasizes a physical understanding of the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics. The authors offer an engineering textbook that "talks directly to tomorrow's engineers in a simple yet precise manner, that encourages creative thinking, and is read by the students with interest and enthusiasm". Over 500 new or revised homework problems have been added to this 6/e.

The media package for this text is extensive, giving users a large variety of supplemental resources to choose from. A Student Resources DVD is packaged with each new copy of the text and contains the popular Engineering Equation Solver (EES) software, Physical Experiments, and an Interactive Thermodynamics tutorial. McGraw-Hill's new Assessment, Review, and Instruction System (ARIS) is available to students and instructors. ARIS is a complete, online tutorial, electronic homework, and course management system designed for greater ease of use than other systems. ARIS offers 1000 algorithmic problems, which will help curb the problem of having homework solutions circulating around campus. ARIS access for instructors is free with the adoption of the text, and students can buy access through the bookstore or from the ARIS website.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #261950 in Books
  • Published on: 2006-09-22
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.30" h x 1.70" w x 8.00" l, 4.65 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1056 pages

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About the Author
Yunus A. Çengel (Turkey) is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Michael Boles (Raleigh, NC) is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the North Carolina State University.


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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Good Intro Thermo Textbook
By Adam P.
Good introductory text into thermodynamics for undergraduate students. Lots of example problems in the text, good mixture of sample problems and the authors do a good job explaining the topics.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
2Not a very good engineering textbook. Does not provide sufficient information.
By Michael J. Wilson
This wasn't a very good textbook. It doesn't explain anywhere near enough information to do most of the problems. A lot of the problems at the end of the chapter go beyond the scope of the textbook and require prior knowledge in Thermodynamics or supplemental textbooks/resources. The explanations are very abstract. It's like a single page of explanations followed by 20 problems at the end of the chapter for that particular section (problems are listed under the heading that corresponds with that particular section in the chapter). Some of the examples do help, but there doesn't seem to be enough. I think the authors of this textbook assume too much out of the student and expect you to already know everything out of thin-air. They also seem to think you can figure out every problem from reading definitions and looking at diagrams. I did like with the example problems how they explained most of the steps. Overall, I didn't think the textbook provided sufficient information to get through a lot of problems. This is definitely a bad choice if you are looking to self-teach yourself Thermodynamics.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent book not only for class but for future reference
By David Ceballos
Really good book. I am a senior Mechanical Engineering student, and I did not buy the book when I took thermodynamics I & II, instead I rented it. Now that I am working on harder and more in-depth stuff like senior project, internships, and projects for upper level classes I realized that I actually needed it in order to go back and check, or re-read a few chapters, so I bought it.

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