By Piero Olla (auth.)
This textbook deals a sophisticated undergraduate or preliminary graduate point advent to subject matters resembling kinetic conception, equilibrium statistical mechanics and the idea of fluctuations from a contemporary standpoint. the purpose is to supply the reader with the mandatory instruments of likelihood concept and thermodynamics (especially the thermodynamic potentials) to allow next learn at complicated graduate point. while, the ebook deals a bird's eye view on arguments which are usually passed over broadly speaking curriculum classes. additional positive aspects contain a spotlight at the interdisciplinary nature of the topic and in-depth dialogue of different interpretations of the concept that of entropy. whereas a few familiarity with easy innovations of thermodynamics and likelihood thought is thought, this doesn't expand past what's often got in easy undergraduate curriculum courses.
By Katharina Krischer, Konrad Schönleber
This publication covers the actual foundation of crucial power conversion procedures used for strength provide. presents the basics and a systematic knowing of the physics in the back of thermal strength crops, sun cells and tool vegetation, batteries and fuels cells in addition to strength garage units.
By Antony N. Beris
This much-needed monograph offers a scientific, step by step method of the continuum modeling of stream phenomena exhibited inside fabrics endowed with a fancy inner microstructure, comparable to polymers and liquid crystals. by way of combining the foundations of Hamiltonian mechanics with these of irreversible thermodynamics, Antony N. Beris and Brian J. Edwards, popular specialists at the topic, expertly describe the complicated interaction among conservative and dissipative strategies. during the ebook, the authors emphasize the evaluate of the loose strength - principally in line with principles from statistical mechanics - and the way to slot the values of the phenomenological parameters opposed to these of microscopic types. With Thermodynamics of Flowing platforms in hand, mathematicians, engineers, and physicists concerned with the theoretical examine of move habit in structurally advanced media now have an outstanding, self-contained theoretical framework on which to base their modeling efforts.
By Bruno Linder
During this transparent and concise advent to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics the reader, who could have a few past publicity to thermodynamics, may be guided via all the disciplines individually at first to supply an in-depth realizing of the world and thereafter the relationship among the 2 is gifted and discussed.
furthermore, mathematical options are brought at applicable occasions, highlighting such use as: particular and inexact differentials, partial derivatives, Caratheodory's theorem, Legendre transformation, and combinatory analysis.
* Emphasis is positioned both on basics and applications
* a number of difficulties are incorporated
By Earl Logan Jr.
Offers a superior grounding within the simple rules of the technological know-how of thermodynamics continuing to functional, hands-on purposes in large-scale business settings. offers myriad functions for energy crops, refrigeration and air con structures, and turbomachinery. beneficial properties thousands of useful instance difficulties and analytical workouts. strategies handbook is offered to teachers.
By Sílvio R. A. Salinas
This textbook covers the elemental ideas of statistical physics and thermodynamics. The textual content is pitched on the point reminiscent of first-year graduate experiences or complicated undergraduate stories. It offers the topic in a simple and full of life demeanour. After reviewing the elemental chance idea of classical thermodynamics, the writer addresses the normal themes of statistical physics. The textual content demonstrates their relevance in different medical fields utilizing transparent and particular examples. Later chapters introduce part transitions, serious phenomena and non-equilibrium phenomena.
By Dixon, S.L.; Eng, B.
This version will remain of use to engineers in and technological institutions, specially as short studies are incorporated on many very important features of Turbomachinery, giving guidelines in the direction of extra complicated resources of data. For readers taking a look in the direction of the broader reaches of the topic zone, very necessary extra studying is referenced within the bibliography. the topic of Turbomachinery is in continuous evaluate, and whereas the fundamentals don't switch, study can result in refinements in renowned tools, and new information can emerge.
This publication has functions for pros and scholars in lots of subsets of the mechanical engineering self-discipline, with carryover into thermal sciences; which come with fluid mechanics, combustion and warmth move; dynamics and vibrations, in addition to structural mechanics and fabrics engineering.