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Engineering Science by Lloyd Dingle, Mike Tooley

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Part III Thermodynamics

In this part of the book we study thermodynamics, with two additional chapters introducing heat transfer and fluid mechanics. These three topics are collectively known as the thermal sciences that are brought together here under the collective heading of thermodynamics.

Thermodynamics (literally translated as heat power) is concerned with the relationship between heat and mechanical energy and the conversion (transfer) of one to another. Thus, as engineers, we are concerned with designing, installing and maintaining plant and equipment based on thermodynamic (heat) principles and processes such as fuel-driven steam and other gas-driven plant, reciprocating-piston engines and gas turbine engines. Throughout our study of ...

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