New Age International
This series in three volumes offers a comprehensive introduction introduction to energy conversion. It deals with energy with energy,its collection and release from natural sources and conversion into useful work.
Volume I provides basic knowledge of thermodynamics necessary for the study by energy conversion. The treatment is based on a mixed approach involving both the classical and microscopic treatment.
Volume II begins with an account of available natural forms of energy release and cycles necessary for conversion into work. Other auxiliary equipment like air compressors and reversed heat engine cycles have also been included.
Volume III introduces the major energy conversion devices used in practice, turbomachinery. Th approach and emphasis are such as to provide enough theory along with sufficient practical detail, so that student learns the principles, in addition to the details of real systems.
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction 2. First Law, State Postulate and Applications 3. Properties of Pure Substances 4. Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy 5. Applications of Second Law: Thermodynamics Relations 6. Availability and Irreversibility 7. Thermodynamic Cycles 8. Statistical Principles and Entropy 9. Kinetic Theory and Statistics Appendix Index