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Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer – Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer provides balanced coverage of the basic concepts of thermodynamics and heat transfer. Together with the clear and numerous illustrations, student-friendly writing style, and manageable math, this is an ideal text for an introductory thermal science course for non-mechanical engineering majors.

Continuing in the tradition of “Cengel/Boles: Thermodynamics,” this lavishly illustrated text presents the key topics in thermodynamics and heat transfer, in a highly accessible student-friendly fashion.The flexibly organized text can accommodate courses that spend anywhere from 1/3rd to 2/3rds or more of class time on thermodynamics and the rest on key heat transfer topics. The intuitive approach is supported by a wealth of physical explanations and analogies that draw parallels between the subject and the students’ everyday experiences. Many of the 150 thoroughly worked out examples and almost 2,000 real-world problems, highlight applications from civil and electrical engineering.Over 1,000 illustrations help students visualize concepts. This approach and contents make this text an ideal resource for introduction to thermodynamics and/or thermal science courses intended for non-mechanical engineering majors.


This text is an abbreviated version of standard thermodynamics and heat transfer texts, covering topics that the engineering students are most likely to need in their professional lives. The thermodynamics portion of this text is based on the text Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach by Y. A. Çengel and M. A. Boles, and the heat transfer portion is based on Heat and Mass Transfer: A Practical Approach by Y. A. Çengel, both published by McGraw-Hill. Most chapters are practically independent of each other and can be covered in any order. The text is well-suited for curricula that have a common introductory course on thermodynamics and heat transfer. Instructors who desire to incorporate some coverage of fluid mechanics in their courses may wish to use the textbook Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences instead, as it offers coverage of the essentials of fluid mechanics in addition to the thermodynamics and the heat transfer coverage in this book. It is recognized that all topics of thermodynamics, and heat transfer cannot be covered adequately in a typical three-semester-hour course, and, therefore, sacrifices must be made from the depth if not from the breadth. Selecting the right topics and finding the proper level of depth and breadth are no small challenge for the instructors, and this text is intended to serve as the ground for such selection. Students in a combined thermal sciences course can gain a basic understanding of energy and energy interactions, as well as various mechanisms of heat transfer. Such a course can also instill in students the confidence and the background to do further reading of their own and to be able to communicate effectively with specialists in thermal sciences.

What Are Thermodynamics and Thermal Hydraulics?

Thermodynamics can be defined in two ways: the science of heat and thermal machines or the science of large systems (i.e., composed of many particles) in equilibrium. In this book, the two aspects will be considered because power plants are thermal machines that produce mechanical energy using heat and mass transfer. As thermal machines, they are subjected to thermodynamic cycles (cf. Sect. 2.9), and as they use fluids to transfer energy from the reactor to the turbine, they are subjected to the laws of thermal hydraulics which is the combination of hydraulics with thermodynamics.The two main concepts in thermodynamics are heat and temperature. These two quantities are defined and used in two ways that reflect the two aspects of thermodynamics: via the efficiency of thermal machines and via statistics (averages) over volumes containing large numbers of particles. These quantities are governed by the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Heat and temperature are related via the concept of entropy, with the fundamental formula:dS=δQrevTdS=δQrevT(2.1)where dSdS is the variation of entropy of the system that receives δQrevδQrev amount of heat energy during a reversible process at temperature T.

The two additional concepts used for hydraulics are the conservation of mass and the conservation of momentum.

Table of contents

Intro to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 2eChapter 1: Introduction and OverviewPart 1 ThermodynamicsChapter 2: Introduction and Basic ConceptsChapter 3: Energy, Energy Transfer, and General Energy AnalysisChapter 4: Properties of Pure SubstancesChapter 5: Energy Analysis of Closed SystemsChapter 6: Mass and Energy Analysis of Control VolumesChapter 7: The Second Law of ThermodynamicsChapter 8: EntropyPart 2 Heat TransferChapter 9: Mechanisms of Heat TransferChapter 10: Steady Heat ConductionChapter 11: Transient Heat ConductionChapter 12: External Forced ConvectionChapter 13: Internal Forced ConvectionChapter 14: Natural ConvectionChapter 15: Radiation Heat TransferChapter 16: Heat ExchangersChapter 17: Cooling of Electronic EquipmentAppendix 1 Property Tables and Charts (SI Units)Appendix 2 Property Tables and Charts (English Units)

OBJECTIVES – Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

This book is intended for use as a textbook in a first course in thermal sciences for undergraduate engineering students in their junior or senior year, and as a reference book for practicing engineers. Students are assumed to have an adequate background in calculus, physics, and engineering mechanics. The objectives of this text are • To cover the basic principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer. • To present numerous and diverse real-world engineering examples to give students a feel for how thermal sciences are applied in engineering practice. • To develop an intuitive understanding of thermal sciences by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments. The text contains sufficient material to give instructors flexibility and to accommodate their preferences on the right blend of thermodynamics and heat transfer for their students. By careful selection of topics, an instructor can spend one-third, one-half, or two-thirds of the course on thermodynamics and the rest on selected topics of heat transfer.

About Yunus A. Cengel

Yunus A. i?engel is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. His areas of interest are renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy policies, heat transfer enhancement, and engineering education. He served as the director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1996 to 2000. He has led teams of engineering students to numerous manufacturing facilities in Northern Nevada and California to perform industrial assessments, and has prepared energy conservation, waste minimization, and productivity enhancement reports for them. He has also served as an advisor for various government organizations and corporations. Dr. i?engel is also the author or coauthor of the widely adopted textbooks Differential Equations for Engineers and Scientists (2013), Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences (5th ed., 2017), Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications (4th ed., 2018), Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach (9th ed., 2019), and Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications (6th ed., 2020), and all published by McGraw-Hill Education. Some of his textbooks have been translated into Chinese (Long and Short Forms), Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Greek, Tai, and Basq. Dr. i?engel is the recipient of several outstanding teacher awards, and he has received the ASEE Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award for excellence in authorship in 1992 and again in 2000. Dr. i?engel is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada, and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).


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