Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics – Richard E. Sonntag, Claus Borgnakke – 2nd Edition


A focused look at the principles and applications of Offering a concise, highly focused approach, Sonntag and Borgnakke’s Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics, 2nd Edition is ideally suited for a one-semester course or the first course in a thermal-fluid sciences sequence. Based on their highly successful text, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics, 2nd Edition covers both fundamental principles and practical applications in a more student-friendly format.

The authors guide , from readily measured properties through basic concepts like internal , entropy, and the first and second laws, up through brief coverage of psychrometrics, power cycles, and an introduction to combustion and heat transfer. Highlights of the Second Edition New chapter on Reactions. Revised coverage of heat transfer, with a stronger emphasis on applications.

New Concept Checkpoints, which allow students to test themselves on how well they understand concepts just presented. How-to sections at the end of most chapters, which answer commonly asked questions. Revised examples, illustrations, and homework problems, as well as a large number of new problems. ThermoNet online tutorials, with accompanying , animations, and video clips. Available online with the registration code in this text. Computer-Aided Thermodynamic Tables 2 (CATT2) by Claus Borgnakke, provides automated table lookup and interpolation of property data for a wide variety of substances. Available for download on the text’s website.

Table of Contents

1. Some Introductory Comments.
2. Some Concepts and Definitions.
3. Properties of a Pure Substance.
4. Work and Heat.
5. The First Law of Thermodynamics.
6. First-Law Analysis for a Control Volume.
7. The Second Law of Thermodynamics.
8. Entropy.
9. Second-Law Analysis for a Control Volume.
10. Gas Mixtures.
11. Power and Refrigeration Systems.
12. Chemical Reactions.
13. Introduction to Heat Transfer.

Appendix A: SI Units: Single-State Properties.
Appendix B: SI Units: Thermodynamic Tables.
Appendix C: Ideal Gas Specific Heat.
Appendix D: Equations of State.
Appendix E: Figures.
Appendix F: English Unit Supplement.
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