Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics (SI Edition) 2nd edition

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John R. Reisel
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  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Thermodynamics and Energy
    • 1.1: Basic Concepts: Systems, Processes, and Properties
    • 1.2: An Introduction to Some Common Properties
    • 1.3: Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
    • 1.4: Phases of Matter
    • 1: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 2: The Nature of Energy
    • 2.1: What Is Energy?
    • 2.2: Types of Energy
    • 2.3: Transport of Energy
    • 2.4: Heat Transfer
    • 2.5: Work Transfer
    • 2.6: Energy Transfer via Mass Transfer
    • 2.7: Analyzing Thermodynamics Systems and Processes
    • 2.8: Platform for Performing Thermodynamics Analysis
    • 2: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 3: Thermodynamic Properties and Equations of State
    • 3.1: Introduction
    • 3.2: Phase Diagrams (2)
    • 3.3: The State Postulate
    • 3.4: Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and Specific Heats
    • 3.5: Equations of State for Ideal Gases (7)
    • 3.6: Incompressible Substances (1)
    • 3.7: Property Determination for Water and Refrigerants
    • 3: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 4: The First Law of Thermodynamics
    • 4.1: Introduction
    • 4.2: Conservation of Mass
    • 4.3: First Law of Thermodynamics in Open Systems
    • 4.4: First Law of Thermodynamics in Closed Systems
    • 4.5: Thermal Efficiency of Heat Engines, Refrigerators, and Heat Pumps
    • 4: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 5: Introduction to the Second Law of Thermodynamics
    • 5.1: The Nature of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
    • 5.2: Summary of Some Uses of the Second Law
    • 5.3: Classical Statements of the Second Law
    • 5.4: Reversible and Irreversible Processes
    • 5.5: A Thermodynamic Temperature Scale
    • 5.6: Carnot Efficiencies
    • 5.7: Perpetual Motion Machines
    • 5: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 6: Entropy
    • 6.1: Entropy and the Clausius Inequality
    • 6.2: Entropy Generation
    • 6.3: Evaluating Changes in the Entropy of a System
    • 6.4: The Entropy Balance
    • 6.5: Isentropic Efficiencies
    • 6.6: Consistency of Entropy Analyses
    • 6.7: Entropy Generation and Irreversibility
    • 6: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 7: Power Cycles
    • 7.1: Introduction
    • 7.2: The Ideal Carnot Power Cycle
    • 7.3: The Rankine Cycle
    • 7.4: Gas (Air) Power Cycles and Air Standard Cycle Analysis
    • 7.5: Brayton Cycle
    • 7.6: Otto Cycle
    • 7.7: Diesel Cycle
    • 7.8: Dual Cycle
    • 7.9: Atkinson/Miller Cycle
    • 7: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 8: Refrigeration Cycles
    • 8.1: Introduction
    • 8.2: The Vapor-Compression Refrigeration Cycle
    • 8.3: Absorption Refrigeration
    • 8.4: Reversed Brayton Refrigeration Cycle
    • 8: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 9: Ideal Gas Mixtures
    • 9.1: Introduction
    • 9.2: Defining the Composition of a Gas Mixture
    • 9.3: Ideal Gas Mixtures
    • 9.4: Solutions of Thermodynamic Problems Incorporating Ideal Gas Mixtures
    • 9.5: Introduction to Real Gas Mixture Behavior
    • 9: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 10: Psychrometrics: The Study of Atmospheric Air
    • 10.1: Introduction
    • 10.2: Basic Concepts and Terminology of Psychrometrics
    • 10.3: Methods of Determining Humidity
    • 10.4: Comfort Conditions
    • 10.5: Cooling and Dehumidifying of Moist Air
    • 10.6: Combining the Cooling and Dehumidifying Process with Refrigeration Cycles
    • 10.7: Heating and Humidifying Air
    • 10.8: Mixing of Moist Air Streams
    • 10.9: Cooling Tower Applications
    • 10: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 11: Combustion Analysis
    • 11.1: Introduction
    • 11.2: The Components of the Combustion Process
    • 11.3: A Brief Description of the Combustion Process
    • 11.4: Balancing Combustion Reactions
    • 11.5: Methods of Characterizing the Reactant Mixture
    • 11.6: Determining Reactants from Known Products
    • 11.7: Enthalpy of a Compound and the Enthalpy of Formation
    • 11.8: Further Description of the Combustion Process
    • 11.9: Heat of Reaction
    • 11.10: Adiabatic Flame Temperature
    • 11.11: Entropy Balance for Combustion Processes
    • 11.12: The Gibbs Function
    • 11.13: Fuel Cells
    • 11.14: Introduction to Chemical Equilibrium
    • 11.15: The Water–Gas Shift Reaction and Rich Combustion
    • 11: Chapter Quiz

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John R. Reisel, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

John R. Reisel serves as professor at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where he teaches undergraduate courses in thermodynamics and graduate courses in advanced engineering thermodynamics. Dr. Reisel holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University. The author of many refereed articles published in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Reisel is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and a recipient of the UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. He is also a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.

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Chapter 2: The Nature of Energy
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Chapter 3: Thermodynamic Properties and Equations of State
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Chapter 4: The First Law of Thermodynamics
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Chapter 5: Introduction to the Second Law of Thermodynamics
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Chapter 6: Entropy
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Chapter 7: Power Cycles
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Chapter 8: Refrigeration Cycles
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Chapter 9: Ideal Gas Mixtures
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Chapter 10: Psychrometrics: The Study of Atmospheric Air
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Chapter 11: Combustion Analysis
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