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Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
By Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles

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Book Description

This book moves students toward a clear understanding and a firm grasp of the basic principles of thermodynamics. It communicates directly with tomorrow's engineers in a simple yet precise manner that encourages creative thinking. This edition presents an early introduction to the First Law of Thermodynamics, and establishes a general understanding of energy, mechanisms of energy transfer, and the concept of energy balance, thermo-economics, and conversion efficiency. It features over 700 new homework problems which further enhance the extensive and diverse homework problem sets, and physical intuition to help students develop a sense of the underlying physical mechanisms and a mastery of solving practical problems that an engineer is likely to face in the real world.The title includes a free Student Resources DVD containing Limited Academic Version of EES (Engineering Equation Solver) software with scripted solutions to selected text problems, Physical experiments in thermodynamics with videos and complete write-ups of the experiments, as well as actual data, and an Interactive Thermodynamics Tutorial to reinforce student learning of thermodynamics concepts.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1510315 in Books
  • Published on: 2007-11
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1018 pages

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About the Author
Yunus Cengel (Reno, Nevada) is Professor 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
2Beware of cheap softcover editions - they are too good to be true
By Jennifer Byrd
Beware of cheap softcover editions - they are too good to be true. They are the eight edition in SI units for sale in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutqan only and ARE NOT LISTED AS SUCH. If your teacher assigns problems from the 8th edition then the assignments will not match up. Thermodynamics An Engineering Approach (8th Edition)- Softcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
4Good book for learning Thermo in engineering.
By JG
Great book for an introduction to thermodynamics. I used this book for mechanical engineering thermodynamics 1 and 2. It is a really solid book as far as content goes, all of the necessary material is there in my opinion. The outline of the material could use a little work in chapter 7 (Entropy), I had to read it several times to understand when to use certain concepts, equations, and tables. In general, the chapters tend to run very long because this book is filled with 'filler' material. (Material that is related to the subject but not at all necessary to the understanding of the subject). For instance the author might spend a whole page talking about the history of turbines or something and their developments throughout history but only a paragraph or two on how to calculate efficiency or some other thermodynamic concept.
In total, all of the necessary material is there, you might have to read a lot to gain a little though. The book is written in an easy to read manner though, it is written in common English lol with not too much complicated technical wording. Also, the necessary equations are derived in an understandable manner for an undergraduate (with reasonable effort on the part of the student) without too much complicated calculus.

So in total, this is a good book for taking ME thermo 1and 2. I think it was necessary for my understanding of the material and I would recommend this book to anyone especially if you do not have the best professor.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
1This copy of the book does not contain the helpful ...
By Matthew Wood
This copy of the book does not contain the helpful conversion tables and other information on the front and back inside covers I noticed on some of my peers copies of this book. My professor kept referencing the information on the back inside cover, and mine are blank. I contacted McGraw Hill (the publisher) and they stated they have not made any changes to any of the printing runs of the Eighth Edition. Every book McGraw Hill has printed of this Eighth Edition includes the conversion charts and tables on the inside of the front and back covers. Four people in my class ordered this same book from Amazon, and we all have the same problem. This book is a knock-off version.

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