Advanced Thermodynamics

Hardback & CD-ROM: 978 1 936420 27 8 / $79.95
Due: September 2017  

E-Book: 978 1 68392 146 2 / $49.95
Due: September 2017  

Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information
400 pp., 7" x 9"
Designed for the senior/graduate level course in thermodynamics or for use as a reference for practicing engineers, this book includes the theoretical underpinnings and derivations necessary for advanced study as well as numerous applications from industry. Modern software tools such as EXCEL and MathCAD are used to solve mathematically challenging problems. Starting with the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, the book shows how the principles of thermodynamics apply to engine and power plant design. Applications include combustion of traditional fossil-fuels, pollutants and their effects, and alternative energy technologies— including fuel cells, solar power, and wind power.


* Includes a companion CD-ROM with files of images, figures, property data tables, and MATLAB codes

* Uses modern applications, e.g., alternative energy technologies to reinforce concepts

* Provides classical theoretical underpinnings and derivations

* Instructor’s resources available upon adoption.

eBook Customers: Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at

Table of Contents:
1) Gas Power Cycles
2) Thermodynamic Property Data
3) Two-Phase (Steam) Power Cycles
4) Equations of State
5) Multi-Phase Mixtures
6) Combustion
7) Alternative Energy
8) Additional Applications
9) Statistical Thermodynamics

A) Properties of Common Substances
B) Steam Tables
C) Property Tables for Ammonia, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Helium, and Air
D) MATLAB Programs for Property Data
E) MATLAB Codes for Cycle Simulations, Combustion and Chemical Reactions
F) Curve Fit Equations for Property Data
G) Combustion Properties for Common Fuels
H) Online Sources of Property Data
I) Conversion Factors

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