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Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics

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Claire Yu Yan

Copyright Year: 2022

Publisher: BCcampus

Language: English

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Reviewed by Sean Moroney, Lecturer, Windward Community College on 12/24/22

The text builds outward from the basic concepts and definitions of the underlying physics, guiding the reader through thermodynamic properties and introducing the subject of gasses. From there, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics are... read more

Table of Contents

  • Licensing Info
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgments
  • Accessibility Statement
  • For Students: How to Access and use this Textbook
  • For Instructors
  • Preface
  • Nomenclature
  • 1. Basic Concepts and Definitions
  • 2. Thermodynamic Properties
  • 3. Ideal and Real Gasses
  • 4. The First Law of Thermodynamics for Closed Systems
  • 5. The First Law of Thermodynamics for a Control Volume
  • 6. Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics 
  • Appendix A: Thermodynamic Properties of Water
  • Appendix B: Thermodynamic Properties of Ammonia
  • Appendix C: Thermodynamic Properties of R134a
  • Appendix D:  Thermodynamic Properties of Carbon Dioxide
  • Appendix E: Critical Properties of Selected Fluids
  • Appendix F: Triple Point of Selected Substances
  • Appendix G: Properties of Various Substances
  • Glossary 
  • Versioning History

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About the Book

The book is most suitable for a one-term, introductory engineering thermodynamics course at the undergraduate level. It may also be used for self-learning of fundamental concepts of classical thermodynamics.

About the Contributors


Dr. Claire Yu Yan is an associate professor of teaching in the School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia, Okanagan. She teaches core engineering courses in the field of thermofluids, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, fluid machinery, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). In the past years, Dr. Yan has taught several thousands of students of diverse backgrounds. She has a strong passion for teaching innovations, in particular, open and engagement pedagogies and strives to make sustained contributions to support holistic student success and wellbeing through her teaching practices and scholarship of teaching and learning. Beyond teaching, Dr. Yan is an active contributor to UBC and the broader communities through her outreach program and committee work. Dr. Yan is a registered P.Eng. with EGBC (Engineers and Geoscientists BC), and a member of CEEA (Canadian Engineering Education Association) and ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education).



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