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Fundamentals for Applications

J. P. O'Connell and J. M. Haile
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A graduate text in fundamental and applied thermodynamics for students in chemical engineering. The text provides a thorough grounding in equilibrium thermodynamics; in addition, it shows how thermodynamics can be used to determine the directions of material transfers, energy transfers, and chemical reactions in nonequilibrium situations. Not only is the presentation rigorous and orderly, but it also motivates and develops concepts in systematic, consistent, and economical ways. Once the fundamentals are in place, the authors address engineering calculations: how thermodynamic calculations should be organized and how the results can be used for both analysis and design.

About The Book
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-521-58206-3
  • ISBN-10: 0-521-58206-7
  • Size: 7 x 10 (inches)
  • Hardback; 672 pages
  • Published: May 2005
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Dewey number: 536'.7
  • LC classification: QC311.O3 2004
  • LC subject heads: Thermodynamics
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Reader Comments
Engineering Professor at a University in France
This book is the best one ever written for chemical engineering students.
Engineering Professor at a University in the Northeast
I love this book. I especially like the occasional touches of frivolity … I read this in bed (and it doesn't put me to sleep).
Marc-Olivier Coppens in Angewandte Chemie
The book reads like a beautiful story, written in the language of calculus, which is also the classical language of thermodynamics. … [the] book should make many students enthusiastic about thermodynamics.