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Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach with Student Resources DVD [Hardcover]

Yunus Cengel , Michael Boles
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January 25, 2010 9780077366742 978-0077366742 7

Thermodynamics Seventh Edition covers the basic principles of thermodynamics while presenting a wealth of real-world engineering examples so students get a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice. This text helps students develop an intuitive understanding of thermodynamics by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments. Cengel/Boles explore the various facets of thermodynamics through careful explanations of concepts and its use of numerous practical examples and figures, having students develop necessary skills to bridge the gap between knowledge and the confidence to properly apply knowledge.

The media package for this text is extensive, giving users a large variety of supplemental resources to choose from. A Student Resources DVD is packaged with each new copy of the text and contains the popular Engineering Equation Solver (EES) software. McGraw-Hill's new Connect is available to students and instructors. Connect is a powerful, web-based assignment management system that makes creating and grading assignments easy for instructors and learning convenient for students. It saves time and makes learning for students accessible anytime, anywhere. With Connect, instructors can easily manage assignments, grading, progress, and students receive instant feedback from assignments and practice problems.

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Yunus A. Çengel (Turkey) is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Michael Boles (Raleigh, NC) is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the North Carolina State University.

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  • Hardcover: 1056 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 7 edition (January 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780077366742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077366742
  • ASIN: 0077366743
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 8.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
If you read only one book on Thermodynamics, make it this one.

I would strongly encourage students of science - whether physics, chemistry, or even biology and geology - to study this book before moving on to more specialized texts. This book is the best "big picture" book for Thermodynamics I have seen, and it manages to cover a wide variety of the different aspects of the subject, at times in surprising depth. Plus it does so in the most natural context for this subject: engineering, where it was born.

I have read quite a few books on Thermodynamics before this one, and I was really surprised and delighted by how much I got out of it. I'd give it six stars if I could.

The prerequisites are basic multivariable calculus and elementary ordinary differential equations as well as elementary classical mechanics. Some elementary fluid mechanics would be helpful too, but is by no means essential.

The book includes more than enough problems for even the most avid student, and the problems cover the gamut from simple plug-and-chug, to computational problems that can be solved using the software included on the DVD, to conceptual questions, to open ended design and investigation problems.

The book also includes copious tables of thermodynamical property data that can - and sometimes must - be consulted to solve the problems.

The only substantial criticism I have concerns some of the optional sections that typically end the chapters. In particular the one on entropy rubbed me the wrong way by trying to explain entropy as disorganization. The example of the messy library having more entropy than the one where the books are organized appropriately on the shelves really bothered me.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Thermodynamics Textbook May 17, 2011
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This book is an excellent textbook for Mechanical Engineers studying thermodynamics. Everything is explained clearly, the example problems show all steps arriving to an answer, and the text is very easy to read and comprehend. Highly recommended book for engineers. Only downside would be the problems at the end of the chapter are rather simple and too easy to solve. I would suggest to use this book to learn the concepts and then use other textbooks like Moran's Fundamental of Engineering Thermodynamics to solve advanced problems.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy guide to thermodynamics March 5, 2011
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Explanations were clear and allowed for quick reading. This book gives a TON of examples, ranging from super easy to the impossible. My favorite part is the mass of indexes that quickly supply constants and pressure/temperature data.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book for Thermodynamics January 25, 2011
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I am great fan of Professor Yunus Cengel. All his books are Professional Engineering master pieces. I use all his books for engineering references. Great author!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a comprehensive book about thermodynamics June 21, 2013
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Seems like a very thorough coverage of Thermodynamics principles annd concepts. Not too technical and not too difficult to understand. If a person needs to learn thermodynamics this book should be a big help.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Engineering Book December 3, 2012
This book is a solid and useful engineering textbook. The examples are really clear, helpful, and most importantly line up with the other problems. This book is reliable: if the subject matter is difficult for a student to grasp this book will be a pretty good resource. I suggest pairing the book with a 'thermo' online help resource for optimal results.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review September 16, 2012
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A well written book, however like most modern text books there is a lot of filler and useless information. The book could really be half as thick as it currently is.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Erik
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Presentation: Kind of school-ish, (two inks, orange and black), many creative vignettes, some useful some not. Organization of topics , as Thermodynamics is, feels disjointed, but everything relates to everything, The summaries are very helpful, would be ideal if each variable could be defined on each (like a glossary for each summary)

Content: Very good, especially the exercises, they can be very illuminating if you solve them by yourself.

Would recommend for the exercises, and simple explanation of some topics (really helpful when you use a more advanced text)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Great Explanations
I have been disappointed with the examples, and explanations in this book. As an engineering student, I learn best and understand the use of my material best when I can see it... Read more
Published 3 months ago by James Miller
1.0 out of 5 stars An unorderly concoction of equilibrium and non-equilibrium theory
In spite of its title this book is a concoction of equilibrium and non-equilibrium theory. As a result the reader will not get a solid understanding of reversible equilibrium... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Apostol
1.0 out of 5 stars knock off product
At first glance this book looks legit, but upon closer inspection you can notice that it is slightly smaller than it should be. The pages are all black and white. Read more
Published 4 months ago by junxintrunx
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor
This was not the book they sent. The one they sent is very similar, but doesn't have all of the questions and is clearly not the same. It also did not come with any DVD. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Errin C. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
The item was as described. The book was intact with little to no markings. Lightly used. Even though the book was used the DVD was included (unused).
Published 5 months ago by Kris
4.0 out of 5 stars Alright
Thermodynamics is a hard course, and this book is a dull read. However it's a good aid if you have a good instructor. Read more
Published 5 months ago by K. Hassett
1.0 out of 5 stars Access code NOT included
Does not contain the McGraw Hill Connect!!!
If you are considering getting the new book over the used, with the hopes that it comes with Connect, DON'T DO IT! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Patrick
4.0 out of 5 stars Shipping is Fantastic
Text book arrived within a week, and was packaged in five separate envelopes. This may seem excessive, but I wouldn't want my precious textbook damaged. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book.
It was the book I needed for class. It arrived in a timely fashion. It is very comprehensive. It comes with the EES disk that helps.
Published 7 months ago by djr
2.0 out of 5 stars Diagram Error
Found few error in this book. This book not suitable for new tudent who want to learn about thermodynamic. Try to contact the Author. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mohamad Faizal
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