This text provides an overview of important theory, principles, and concepts in the field of thermodynamics, making this abstract and complex subject easy to comprehend while building practical skills in the process. It enhances understanding of heat transfer, steam tables, energy concepts, power generation, psychrometry, refrigeration cycles, and more. Practical, easily accessible case studies illustrate various thermodynamics principles. Each chapter concludes with a list of questions or problems, with answers at the back of the book.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Energy, Heat and Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics and Power
Study of Enthalpy and Entropy
Understanding Mollier Diagram
Saturated and Superheated Steam Tables
Phases of Water and Associated Thermodynamics
Laws of Thermodynamics
Psychrometry and Psychrometric Analysis
Refrigeration Cycles and HVAC Systems
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Author: S. Bobby Rauf