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Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics
(45 customer reviews)
Now in a Sixth Edition, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics maintains its engaging, readable style while presenting a broader range of applications that motivate student understanding of core thermodynamics concepts. This leading text uses many relevant engineering-based situations to help students model and solve problems.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #89706 in Books
- Published on: 2007-03-09
- Ingredients: Example Ingredients
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 11.08" h x 1.45" w x 8.84" l, 4.35 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 944 pages
About the Author
Dr. Michael J. Moran, is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Ohio State University. He is a specialist in engineering thermodynamics and thermoeconomics. He also works in the area of thermal design and optimization.
Most helpful customer reviews
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
This book is definitely example heavy. It seems to be center it's content around the examples, rather than center the examples around the content. Not a good/bad thing, just know what you're getting.
I think there's now 8 editions of this book. Save yourself some money and just get this one (or the 5th), because 5-8 are really all the same.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
Good for problem solving, not so much conceptual.
Firstly, I'll agree with other reviewers that the book has a very clear style and is very helpful learning how to do thermo calculations.
Most chapters have a few section on concepts and the rest of the chapter is examples. The examples are very clear and after reading through them I was able to do our assigned problems without any problems.
My major issue is with the book's lack of conceptual explanation. It explains concepts in a formulaic fashion. I.e. it gives a formula and explains how to use it and supplies just enough concepts to be able to use the formulas. Take for example chapter 3 where it introduces the first major/complicated concept of the relations between specific volume, T and pressure. All it does is give the graph and than analyzes the graph. Sure it explains very well the relations and how to use them, but there is almost no explanation given as to why they are the way they are.
I'll say again, if you want to be able to do the thermo analyzation and calculation this is a really great book. But, if you want understand why things are the way they are, you'll have to find another more theoretical book.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
By ME student
This is a very good text book, it is well written and keeps it short and sweet. It gets to the point. One great feature is that it boxes in derivations that are not nessacary to understand, this way you don't get bogged down in a lot of text. There are tons of examples in the book and no mistakes that I could find. You really can read and understand everything from the text, you don't really need a teacher, which is saying alot, because most books are impossible to read and figure out what's going on. I agree the bio part is worthless, but Moran is obviously into that stuff because he always mentioned it in class. It's really not a bad thing...just skip it, who cares if it's in there. Overall if you want a good thermo book, whether it's self taught or in a class, it's a good choice.