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Basic And Applied Thermodynamics 2nd Edition, is an updated and reorganized version of the previous edition, with new chapters and updated subject matter. This book introduces readers to the basics of Thermodynamics, and it's real-life applications.
The first eight chapters of the book focus on temperature, heat transfer, the First Law of Thermodynamics, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, entropy, and available energy. The next two explain the properties of pure substances and gas mixtures. The eleventh chapter presents the Third Law as well as the thermodynamic relations between properties. Basic and Applied Thermodynamics 2nd Edition then moves on to a detailed analysis of power, refrigeration cycles, psychrometrics, irreversible thermodynamics, and more. It is the only book that combines both Macroscopic (Classical) and Microscopic (Statistical) Thermodynamics. Some new chapters in this volume are Gas Compressors, Internal Combustion Engines, and Gas Turbines and Propulsion Systems. Updated topics include air washers, multi-evaporation systems, air conditioning systems, refrigerators, and expansion devices.
Basic And Applied Thermodynamics is filled with solved problems, short questions, exercises, and illustrations. A total of 228 solved examples, 591 problems, 641 review questions, and 65 multiple choice questions are a part of this textbook. The author has written this book for both students and instructors. A website link is provided in the book to keep readers updated on latest developments in the field of thermodynamics.
About the author :-
P. K. Nag is an Indian author and professor.
Some books authored by Nag are Engineering Thermodynamics 4th Edition, Power Plant Engineering 3rd Edition, Heat and Mass Transfer 3rd Edition, and Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 2nd Edition. He has also published more than 150 papers in national and international journals. The author has also presented papers in conferences in Japan, Canada, USA, and Bangladesh.
He was associated with IIT-Kharagpur for four decades. After his retirement, he became an AICTE Emeritus fellow, and was stationed with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Nag's research interests lie in the analysis of thermal systems, circulating fluidized bed boilers, waste heat recovery, and combined cycle power generation. He was awarded the President of India Medal in 1995.