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Heat Transfer (Irwin/McGraw-Hill Series in Operations and Decision Sciences) [Hardcover]

Jack P. Holman
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1 Dec 2001 0072406550 978-0072406559 9
As one of the most popular heat transfer texts, Jack Holman's HEAT TRANSFER is noted for its clarity, accessible approach, and inclusion of many examples and problem sets. The new Ninth Edition retains the straight-forward, to-the-point writing style while covering both analytical and empirical approaches to the subject. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on physical understanding while, at the same time, relying on meaningful experimental data in those situations that do not permit a simple analytical solution. New examples and templates provide students with updated resources for computer-numerical solutions.

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  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education; 9 edition (1 Dec 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072406550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072406559
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 20.6 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,637,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sixteen new worked examples, most of which address numerical computer applications.
New appendix on the use of MS Excel for formulation and solution of heat transfer problems.
A new feature is the use of Microsoft Excel for solution of both steady state and transient heat transfer problems. Excel is given a rather full discussioon in a new Appendix D, which includes treatment of heat source and radiation boundary conditions. A special template has been added that automatically writes nodal equations in accorance with geometric model and boundary conditions set up by user.
An Excel template has been added that analyzes the heating and cooling of lumped capacity with both radiation and variable convection boundary conditions. Also included are new numerical computer examples, including heat source effect.
The solutions manual is now typeset and will present solutions to computer numerical problems in an Excel format.
All Excel templates will be available on the custom book website, so that information need not be re-keyed. In addition, special Excel graphical templates and an MS Word symbol keyboard template will be available on the website to facilitate direct keyboarding of symbols and the immediate setup of 3D charts. The Excel templates, prepared by the author as a supplemental resource, offer unique setups of numberical solutions.
A new, more open page layout for the text and examples offers a greatly improved design.
Approximately 25% of the homework problems are new or revised.
The text's strong emphasis on resistance capacity formulation in numerical-computer methods has been retained and strengthened.
The new edition continues to focus on traditional empirical relations for the calculation of convection heat transfer, while presenting recent alternative methods.
At the end of each problem set there is a "Design-oriented Problems" section. These problems are open-ended and typically do not result in a unique answer. Many are extensive in length and require judgment decisions during the solution process. Over 100 such problems are included in the text.
In response to user requests, answers to selected problems have been provided in a section at the back of the book.
The computer software for the previous edition, developed by Prof. Allan D. Kraus, is now offered on the book website at no charge. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book 4 July 2010
Format:Paperback
this is the 10th edition of its series and to be honest I really enjoyed Heat transfer course in college because
of this book specially in the heat exchanger design topic.

I urge all pre-post graduate students to own a copy of this book.

and thank you for reading my review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 14 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book is valuable, i can learn to many thing from this book. Most importantly, I got this book within a week.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book, but it could be better 4 April 2013
By Aris
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i purchased this book because it was necessary for one of my courses. it was very helpful but certain parts are not given in full detail , so i ended up using "Engineering thermodynamics, work and heat transfer" instead
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Good and the Bad 26 Feb 2005
By Dendon's Mom - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The Good:

- A nice amout of examples.

- Whatever is explained is explained pretty well.

- Friendly style of writing.

The Bad:

- No solution manual.

- Some mistakes in the solved examples.

The Worst:

- There is no focus on the heat transfer sceince itself - the equations are "dumped" on you with no explanations/development or even some example experiments that were made to get to the equations. The focus is on application of the equations to engineering problems and methods of solving differential equations.

The bottom line:

This book will not give you an understanding of the heat transfer science, but the ability to solve heat transfer problems. If that's what you look for - this is your book. Otherwise, look for something else.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For the serious engineer 20 Feb 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Holman's book is very good. Despite the minimal errors, his approach is very technical and well constructed. There is extensive coverage of mathematical derivations which make it very versatile for the comprehensive engineering analysis. I recommend it for beginning Heat Transfer students or as a handy reference.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Illustrative 6 Dec 2012
By JBitt - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
All I want from a textbook is a concise explanation of the principle, maybe a short derivation of the equation, and an example or two that clearly demonstrate the applications of the theory. This book does that (although it does more derivations than I cared to read).

This is the only heat transfer book I've ever used, so I can't do a comparison. I can say that I only keep about 1/4 of my textbooks, and I definitely kept this one.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good but bad. 16 Oct 2009
By Mr Andresan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I have used this book in University in my Mechanical Engineering Bachelors degree and unfortunately combined with a poor lecturer this book did not provide any favours. I bought Schaums Outlines "Heat Transfer" to compliment this text, and the two combined achieved the end result.
10 Years later I am now using this book again, and I am still finding errors in the text, poor worked real life examples and explanation of the values (I would be crucified if I didn't show previous calculation of some values, but Holman manages to get away with it). This text is not really work friendly, as the examples given are quite clunky, and are reasonably basic. Don't buy it thinking it will be easy to use. The problems in the back of the chapters aren't worked, which contribute to the frustration in the use of the main text and adaptation to more complex problems. A nice feature is the references at the end of the chapter, allowing you to put this text down and search for a specific text book for your requirements.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just Awful 17 Mar 2008
By E. Riskedahl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is an awful choice for an introduction to this material. The text doesn't go into detail on the sections, and the examples can be better. Errors in the text can screw you up to.
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