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5.0 out of 5 stars The first choice for an undergraduate thermodynamics course.
While writing this book professors Cengel and Boles had a firm philosophy: talk directly to the minds of tomorrow's engineers in a simple, yet precise manner in order to encourage creative thinking, and the development of a deeper understanding of the subject matter. The popularity of the first two editions stand as a proof that they not only achieved this objective, but...
Published on 3 Mar 2001

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2.0 out of 5 stars DVD is awful
The textbook itself is fair but the DVD of which it makes so much is a clunky and limited resource which should be much improved or removed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first choice for an undergraduate thermodynamics course., 3 Mar 2001
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While writing this book professors Cengel and Boles had a firm philosophy: talk directly to the minds of tomorrow's engineers in a simple, yet precise manner in order to encourage creative thinking, and the development of a deeper understanding of the subject matter. The popularity of the first two editions stand as a proof that they not only achieved this objective, but also wrote a book that many colleges all over the world are now using as the main textbook for their Thermodynamics courses.
This book covers all topics of Classical Thermodynamics in a very deep and friendly way, being the perfect choice for a undergraduate college thermodynamics course, and also for a reference book to be used throughout a entire mechanical engineer's professional life.
The students, who usually dread the experience of studying Thermodynamics, will be surprised, as well as many teachers, to discover how simple this amazing - and essential - subject is.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wish i read it more during the year, 11 July 2009
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Bought this book because the reading list said so and had it on my self all year and when it came round to the weeks before exams i was looking in it to see if explained some stuff. i wish i had done it at the start of the year makes stuff easy to understand and it is easy to read as well. unlike some notes you get given at uni it doesn't cram information into each sentence so it is easy to read if you are just a bit bored and geek like me. If you end up not liking it you can always use it as door stop
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommendable, 18 Feb 2008
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Compared to my other textbooks related to mechanics, this is by far the most comprehensive and easiest to understand, if only i could find something as good for my other subjects. If studying Thermodynamics, this certainly makes studying less stressful!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 11 Jan 2010
This book has everything you need to know about thermodynamics and explains it in very clear terms. It also goes it to detail for the more difficult aspects making it suitable for final year students as well. All in all it is a very good book and a must buy for any mechanical engineering student. Also there are questions in the book allowing you to practice different types of questions.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very helpful, 12 Aug 2005
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i had to use this book for a course i did. it was very well written and extremely helpful. will suggest this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, 13 Jan 2014
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Saved 20 quid on here,was still in the cellophane when it arrived.Really worth its considering students have to pay an extortionate amount of money for text books these days.
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2.0 out of 5 stars DVD is awful, 4 July 2013
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This review is from: Thermodynamics (Asia Adaptation): An Engineering Approach with Student Resource DVD (Paperback)
The textbook itself is fair but the DVD of which it makes so much is a clunky and limited resource which should be much improved or removed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just the job, 12 Mar 2013
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Really handy book for academic study and professional reference. Has pretty much all the info you'd ever need and is very well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! Really easy to understand book, full of examples and figures., 8 Nov 2012
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Perfect! Really easy to understand book, full of examples and figures. I definitely recommend this book to every engineering who is enrolled in a thermodynamics course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just amazing, 16 Nov 2010
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This book is amazingly well-written making it very easy follow and giving you a great understanding on it's subject. Please somebody put this book on a prerequisite list for drivers license around the world.
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