Written in an informal, first-person writing style that makes abstract concepts easier to understand, PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS promises to transform the way students learn thermodynamics. While continuing to provide strong coverage of fundamental principles and applications, the book asks students to explore how changes in a particular parameter can change a deviceas or processa performance. This approach helps them develop a better understanding of how to apply thermodynamics in their future careers and a stronger intuitive feel for how the different components of thermodynamics are interrelated. Throughout the book, students are encouraged to develop computer-based models of devices, processes, and cycles and to take advantage of the speed of Internet-based programs and computer apps to find thermodynamic data, just as practicing engineers do. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.A phase of matter is a quantity of matter of a pure substance that is physically homogeneous. ... There are a relatively small number of phases of matter, three of which are of primary concern to engineers: solid, liquid, and gas. ... solid is heated, the molecules will oscillate more and more inside the lattice structure and eventually will have enough energy to break free of the lattice. ... Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s).
|Title||:||Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2015-01-20|