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Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
(226 customer reviews)
A self instructive text for thermodynamics. This is the second edition of the title which can be supplemented by a solutions manual, OHT's and an IBM disk.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #438696 in Books
- Published on: 2007-11
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Binding: Hardcover
- 1018 pages
About the Author
Yunus A. Cengel (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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Beware 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.
Good book for learning Thermo in engineering.
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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
This 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.