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Thermodynamics: With Version 1.2 CD ROM: An Engineering Approach [Paperback]

Yunus A. Cengel , Michael A. Boles
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1 Feb 2002
The 4th Edition of Cengel and Boles' "Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach" takes thermodynamics education to the next level through its intuitive and innovative approach. A long-time favorite among students and instructors alike because of its highly engaging, student-oriented conversational writing style, this book is now the to most widely adopted thermodynamics text in the U.S. and in the world.

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  • Paperback: 1056 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education; 4th Revised edition edition (1 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071216898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071216890
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 20 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,191,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Limited Academic Version of Engineering Equation Solver (EES) will be packaged free with the text. This CD-ROM offers a run-time demonstration of the EES program, sample solved problems, and over 50 solutions to selected text homework problems. To fully utilize the scripted EES problems, it is necessary for instructors to download the EES Engine, available free to departments of educational institutions adopting the text. EES is a software program that allows students to solve design problems and ask "what if" questions. This program includes a user-friendly equation solver and enables the student to perform parametric and optimization studies, and display the results in tabular and graphical forms. Property tables and data needed for solving thermodynamic problems are provided. The program also allows users to input additional property data as needed.
A new "Topics of Special Interest" feature, included at the end of most chapters, expands the boundaries of classical thermodynamics into other areas of interest and everyday applications, including the following topics: "Thermodynamic Aspects of Biological Systems," "Refrigeration and Freezing of Foods," "Second-Law Aspects of Daily Life," "Saving Fuel and Money by Driving Sensibly," "Thermoelectric Power Generation and Refrigeration Systems," and "Chemical Potential and the Separation Work of Mixtures."
About 200 comprehensive computer problems, allow students to conduct real-world engineering analysis by performing in-depth parametric problem exploration where they plot the key variables and generate results by using the powerful and intuitive Engineering Equation Solver(EES) software tool (or other suitable programs).
Over 200 'multiple-choice' problems at the end of chapters prepare the students for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)exam, and can also be used for general review and quizzing.ing.
A new integrated and highly intuitive approach to the 1st Law of Thermodynamics is introduced in the 4th Edition. Coverage of the 1st Law as it relates to Closed Systems and Control Volumes is unified in one chapter.
Numerous worked examples with sketches, step by step procedures, and process diagrams apply concepts to problems in a consistent manner.
Nearly 2,000 class-tested problems, including design, computer, essay, and labs, provide an opportunity for review and application of the concepts.
De-emphasized use of a formal sign convention for heat and work promotes a clearer understanding of the basic principles.
Environmental consciousness is raised through new problems dealing with energy conservation and conversion and the emission of pollutants and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Both the SI and English units of measurement are included, with an emphasis on SI.
More than 1,000 engaging illustrations help students visualize concepts.
In addition to the EES software, the Student Resources CD also offers an Interactive Introduction to Thermodynamics tutorial.

About the Author

Yunus Cengel (Reno, Nevada) is Professor 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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5.0 out of 5 stars A really nice story book 14 May 2014
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I liked the bit where I passed my exams ;-)

Seriously would recommend this to anyone who needs the extra edge in their Thermodynamic studies. The book has numerous example questions and solutions that cover pretty much all possible exam questions in some way or another. Basically, get this book, be able to answer the sample questions, and you WILL pass Thermodynamics! I would recommend doing this with MORE than one week to spare before your exams! Many questions are difficult to grasp even with solutions, and will require further reading within the textbook content in order to better understand them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 8 Feb 2014
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Excellent book in good condition and very informative. Really good value for money and I recommend if to anyone studying thermodynamics
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the best text on the market - for the total beginner/dummy 8 April 2004
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To all eng thermo learners: i did an intensive comparison of Cengel4 and MoranShapiro5 whenever on the john. Sonntag6 was out-of-race: book really bad (in comparison to the two in question), so let's not talk about it any further. So the remaining top-sellers, they are *the* most widely-used most popular intro texts (the very first two semesters on thermo for engineering students) available; very comprehensive (~800pages) and extremely modern in didactics, layout, and content presentation. No wonder that they are the two best-sold intro texts. Question: which is better?
Results: Both are 100% equally top choices (and 95% equal in teaching text) and in the end it s only a matter of taste and peripheral preferences. My personal peripheral preference would be the "Which one s the better deal (US $)?". Well, MoranShapiro5 is a little harder to read (it uses one colour only: pics, drawings, and images all in GREEN, aarrgh!) and not as nicely layout as Cengel4. But text is a little more detailed and the examples are much longer, and a bit harder and thus more detailed too! Number of examples seems to be higher too (!?) ("So, if you re not a dummie (=total beginner), go for S/M as text and ref!"). Furthermore, the WileyInternationalEdition comes in HARDCOVER whereas the McGraw-HillInternationEdtion comes in PAPERBACK. Both books feature a student book companion site or online learning center. The Wiley book site has the fantastic "ThermoNet"-website, and instructors will find digitized solutions to all text problems. The McGraw-Hill book site does not offer much neither to the student nor to the instructor. Textwise, Cengel *is* better. Easier to read, grasp, learn, and understand. And apply ("So, the best thermo book for dummies is Cengel!"). VERY VERY nice layout, VERY attractive and fun to work with. An enjoyable reading. A bit more fun than Moran's. But as explained, all in all the better deal would be MoranShapiro5. Moran's text is the more serious one: useful as text *and* reference. Cengel's book-for-dummies is very useful for total beginners and poor learners. Well, if you *now* begin to complain that neither Cengel's nor Moran's book pleases you, then you wont find any other good intro tome ('picture book'). These two intro tomes *are* the best, there are no better on the market. Choose one of the two, or dont buy any intro text on eng thermo! If you dont like these two books because eng thermo is too hard for you, then please have a close look at Octave Levenspiel's intro text "Understanding Engineering Thermo". This might be the best to start with then. For you.
BTW, both Moran's and Cengel's are rated 4 stars only because even though those two are the very best on the market (any other intro text is worse, believe me. dont lose your time with looking for another and comparing!), they are not perfect. There are few points to criticize (less for Cengel than for Moran.) but where s the point in criticizing/enumerating con's if there aint any better intro text on the market? you wouldnt have any other choice anyway: these two *are* the best, even if not perfect, they are still worth buying for those who like the subject and who really need an intro tome. Doesnt matter if you like Moran's Cengel's or not: you wont find any other intro tome to like better. So my final advise: buy one of the two (if you like it OR if you need it OR if you dont like it but need one) or buy none intro text on eng thermo at all (because all other competitors on the market are much worse)!
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wordy, but down to earth text 23 May 2003
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This is a great textbook if you want a detailed explanation for all aspects of thermodynamics; however if you just want to know the basics you will probably get tired of this text quickly. The books greatest strength is it writing style which talks too the student, not above the student, in a down to earth way. This writing style can also be a weakness. Many have complained that they have to read through pages upon pages of prose just to get at a simple concept. There is also a lot of information on "special interest topics" which the busy junior engineering student may want to skip because of time. Even though a lot of the answers are given, you may spend a lot of trying to solve problems that have the wrong answer printed in the text, which is always annoying. In my opinion, if you learn on your own, and you want to really learn a lot, you are going to spend a lot of time reading this text. This is great if you have a poor instructor. If you just need to learn the basics, then you will have to skip the text and supplement with some sort of course outline book to save time.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strength and Weakness 12 Dec 2002
By "daclz" - Published on Amazon.com
1)Introduces Thermodynamic in a understandable manner
2)All homework problems are engineering-related, allowing better grasp of knowledge
3)Helpful example problems with great illustrations and step-by-step explanation
4)There's a chapter summary of equations and conception throughout the book. This is great for test preparation.
5)Vivid analogies to convey abstract concepts such as entrophy, enthalpy, and exergy.
1)The book mainly covers Classical rather than statistical thermodynamics, which mean students in chem, physics, and chem engineering will not be fully prepared for future courses in thermodynamics
Overall, this is very good way to start thermodynamics, especially if this is the first time encountering thermo. However, if to continue to take more thermo, this book focuses main on engineering rather than other disciplines.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thermodynamics with a bad, good, or no teacher. 18 Jun 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
This is an excelent book. Yanus Cengel & Michael Boles did a very good job. I have read the other reviews about it being too wordy. That is the case sometimes but not really enough to make things difficult. Although I appreciate the analogies and definitions for some topics. I have no idea if this book is good for review since I read it cover to cover. The suplimental paperback book with tables came in very handy. The one big problem though, is that it physically fell apart. The binding is done very poorly and I had to take back one book after I read chapter Four. The one I have now has been glued back together several times and I taped it with wide clear packing tape along the sides to keep it together. The text book is a keeper. Maybe McGraw Hill knows that and they want to sell duplicate copies to those who read it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Thermo Text (3rd edition) 30 Dec 2008
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This may be the best thermo text judged by explanation of fundamental principles, which are clear and logical. Overall the book is quite wordy and one could say padded. But the principles stand out for their conciseness and clarity. The way to study the book is to extract the principles, in a sense write your own little book. Then study the examples. I suspect tackling the problems might demoralize you so I generally don't attempt it.

It is roughly on a par with Moran Shapiro but I prefer Cengel Boles because it answered some questions that arose in my mind, like max work between equilibrium states, and some explanations were clearer.
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