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Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences with Student Resource DVD Hardcover – February 3, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0077422400 ISBN-10: 0077422406 Edition: 4th
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About the Author

Yunus A. Cengel is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. His areas of interest are renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy policies, heat transfer enhancement, and engineering education. He served as the Director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1996 to 2000. He has led teams of engineering students to numerous manufacturing facilities in Northern Nevada and California to perform industrial assessments, and has prepared energy conservation, waste minimization, and productivity enhancement reports for them. He has also served as an advisor for various government organizations and corporations.

Dr. Cengel is also the author or coauthor of the widely adopted textbooks Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, and Introduction to Thermodynamics, all published by McGraw-Hill Education. Some of his textbooks have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Greek, and French.

Dr. Cengel is the recipient of several outstanding teacher awards, and he has received the ASEE Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award for excellence in authorship in 1992 and again in 2000. Dr. Cengel is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada, and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).



John Cimbala (University Park, PA) is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1083 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 4 edition (February 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0077422406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077422400
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.5 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin German on December 25, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I thought this was a very well written, organized book. The concepts were explained very clearly. It was great to finally find an understandable book on this subject; other thermo/fluids books that I have read haven't been as informative and comprehendable.
One of the drawbacks, however, was the fact that the examples presented within the book were very simple and didn't cover the concepts in as much depth as I had hoped. Many complex topics that were in the questions at the end of the chapter hadn't been covered well enough in the preceding text to allow them to be both solved AND understood. Furthermore, there were some thermo/fluid topics that weren't covered in the book at all that I thought should have been (compressible flow, for example). As a result, when I took the course in college, my professor had to print out pages from other thermo books to compensate for this.
Despite this, however, there were many pictures that accompanied the examples and again, as stated above, it was easy to understand. I was very impressed with that, given the abstractness of the subject, and the difficulty that other authors have had explaining it effectively.
The bottom line: It was a great book to learn about the fundamentals. I suppose, according to the title, it has served its purpose. However, if you want to go into depth with this subject, go elsewhere.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Magaletta on March 14, 2013
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Not much fluff. Very to the point with introducing the material. Would recommend the solutions manual as very few answers are given to the practice problems.
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While the book is filled with examples left and right about various problems you will encounter, there is no answer key to look and see if you got the correct answer. This is one of the downfalls of the book. However, all in all, the explanation of concepts and thorough explanation of the examples leads students in the right direction when encountering practice problems.
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By A Customer on October 11, 2000
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I am currently taking an introductory course in thermodynamics. I find this book to be a very interesting read. The book uses both SI units and Imperial units, which at times seem very confusing. There is a lot of information on this book, thus this book is a good starting point to learn about thermodynamics.
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By Claire on June 26, 2014
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I found this class to be pretty easy when other people hated it. GET TO KNOW HOW THE TABLES WORK and you will be fine
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By Fernando Rodriguez on October 17, 2014
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This book is incredible it gives you a feel of thermal fluid, and some fluid mechanics.
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