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Basic Mechanical Engineering, 2e, 2nd Edition by Pravin Kumar

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CHAPTER 1

Concepts of Thermodynamics and Properties of Gases

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, the student will be able:

  • To describe the basic concepts of thermodynamics
  • To state the laws of thermodynamics
  • To apply the laws of thermodynamics for different engineering applications
  • To state the gas laws and solve the related problems
1.1 INTRODUCTION

There are different forms of energy; all the energy cannot be used as a work. The convertibility of energy into work depends on its availability, i.e., how much energy can be converted into useful work. Thermodynamics is a branch of science and engineering that deals with interaction of energy mainly in the forms of heat and work. Thermodynamics is concerned with the thermal ...

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