Thermodynamics Of Solar Energy Conversion by Alexis De Vos

Author: Alexis De Vos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527408412
Size: 60.69 MB
Page: 205
Release: 2008-03-24

Book Description
The physical framework used to describe the various conversions is endoreversible thermodynamics, a subset of irreversible thermodynamics. Thermodynamics of Solar Energy Conversion provides an excellent generalized introduction into principles of solar energy conversion for everybody knowing some basics of university mathematics. Described are situations which are not in equilibrium and in which entropy is continuously created, but which are nevertheless stationary. In dealing with endoreversible thermodynamics, the given information in this book enables the reader to calculate the explicit values for a broad class of processes. It is demonstrated that solar energy conversion is a process particularly suited to being described in this way. "De Vos is a wonderful storyteller" —Prof. Dr. B. Andresen

Understanding Thermodynamics by Hendrick C. Van Ness

Author: Hendrick C. Van Ness
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486632776
Size: 14.73 MB
Page: 103
Release: 1969

Book Description
Clearly written treament elucidates fundamental concepts and demonstrates their plausibility and usefulness. Language is informal, examples are vivid and lively, and the perspectivie is fresh. Based on lectures delivered to engineering students, this work will also be valued by scientists, engineers, technicians, businessmen, anyone facing energy challenges of the future.

Thermodynamics Of Irreversible Processes In Liquid Metals by Hans Knof

Author: Hans Knof
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663073343
Size: 76.68 MB
Page: 96
Release: 2013-07-02

Book Description
This book is intended to be a comprehensive survey of irreversible phenomena in liquid metals. Experiments and special theoretical consid erations can be brought into a general scheme by means of the phenome nological theory of thermodynamics of irreversible processes. In this way well-investigated phenomena such as electrolysis in liquid alloys, and new fields of research such as isotopic separation in liquid metals by action of an electrical direct current, can be given the same theo retical foundation. The goal in this book is to deduce the theory of a special phenomenon as well as to describe experiments connected with the resulting effects. On the other hand no kinetic theory is given since to date no general kinetic theory exists for liquids as it does exist for gases. In general, kinetic models seem to agree with experiments only if the results of the measurements are known beforehand. In Chapter 1 the Onsager symmetry relations are deduced in general. Chapter 2 gives the general phenomenological theory of liquid metals. These two chapters serve as a foundation for the remaining chapters, where the general theory is applied to sO. me cases of special physical interest. The scalar phenomena of relaxation are given in Chapter 3 for the case of nuclear magnetic resonance. Vector phenomena are discussed in Chapters 4 -6. Chapter 7 deals with viscosity effects as examples of tensor effects.

Thermodynamics For Dummies by Mike Pauken

Author: Mike Pauken
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118002911
Size: 79.82 MB
Page: 384
Release: 2011-08-02

Book Description
Take some heat off the complexity of thermodynamics Does the mere thought of thermodynamics make you sweat? It doesn't have to! This hands-on guide helps you score your highest in a thermodynamics course by offering easily understood, plain-English explanations of how energy is used in things like automobiles, airplanes, air conditioners, and electric power plants. Thermodynamics 101 — take a look at some examples of both natural and man-made thermodynamic systems and get a handle on how energy can be used to perform work Turn up the heat — discover how to use the first and second laws of thermodynamics to determine (and improve upon) the efficiency of machines Oh, behave — get the 411 on how gases behave and relate to one another in different situations, from ideal-gas laws to real gases Burn with desire — find out everything you need to know about conserving mass and energy in combustion processes Open the book and find: The laws of thermodynamics Important properties and their relationships The lowdown on solids, liquids, and gases How work and heat go handin hand The cycles that power thermodynamic processes Chemical mixtures and reactions Ten pioneers in thermodynamics Real-world applications of thermodynamic laws and concepts Learn to: Master the concepts and principles of thermodynamics Develop the problem-solving skills used by professional engineers Ace your thermodynamics course

Introduction To The Thermodynamics Of Materials Fifth Edition by David R. Gaskell

Author: David R. Gaskell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1591690439
Size: 49.26 MB
Page: 618
Release: 2008-03-13

Book Description
This classic textbook is the definitive introduction to the thermodynamic behavior of materials systems. Written as a basic text for advanced undergraduates and first year graduate students in metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, ceramics, or materials science, it presents the underlying thermodynamic principles of materials and their plethora of applications. The book is also of proven interest to working professionals in need of a reference or refresher course.

Thermodynamics by C P Arora

Author: C P Arora
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780074620144
Size: 48.62 MB
Page: 762
Release: 2001-10-01

Book Description

An Introduction To Statistical Thermodynamics by Terrell L. Hill

Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486652424
Size: 67.70 MB
Page: 508
Release: 1960

Book Description
"A large number of exercises of a broad range of difficulty make this book even more useful…a good addition to the literature on thermodynamics at the undergraduate level." — Philosophical Magazine Although written on an introductory level, this wide-ranging text provides extensive coverage of topics of current interest in equilibrium statistical mechanics. Indeed, certain traditional topics are given somewhat condensed treatment to allow room for a survey of more recent advances. The book is divided into four major sections. Part I deals with the principles of quantum statistical mechanics and includes discussions of energy levels, states and eigenfunctions, degeneracy and other topics. Part II examines systems composed of independent molecules or of other independent subsystems. Topics range from ideal monatomic gas and monatomic crystals to polyatomic gas and configuration of polymer molecules and rubber elasticity. An examination of systems of interacting molecules comprises the nine chapters in Part Ill, reviewing such subjects as lattice statistics, imperfect gases and dilute liquid solutions. Part IV covers quantum statistics and includes sections on Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics, photon gas and free-volume theories of quantum liquids. Each chapter includes problems varying in difficulty — ranging from simple numerical exercises to small-scale "research" propositions. In addition, supplementary reading lists for each chapter invite students to pursue the subject at a more advanced level. Readers are assumed to have studied thermodynamics, calculus, elementary differential equations and elementary quantum mechanics. Because of the flexibility of the chapter arrangements, this book especially lends itself to use in a one-or two-semester graduate course in chemistry, a one-semester senior or graduate course in physics or an introductory course in statistical mechanics.

Thermodynamics Of Small Systems by Terrell L. Hill

Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486681092
Size: 20.86 MB
Page: 210
Release: 1963

Book Description
Authoritative summary introduces basics, explores environmental variables, examines binding on macromolecules and aggregation, and includes brief summaries of electric and magnetic fields, spherical drops and bubbles, and polydisperse systems. 1963 and 1964 editions.

Non Equilibrium Thermodynamics by Sybren Ruurds de Groot

Author: Sybren Ruurds de Groot
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486647418
Size: 57.23 MB
Page: 510
Release: 1984-01-01

Book Description
Classic monograph treats the irreversible processes and phenomena of thermodynamics: non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Covers statistical foundations and applications of the field with special chapters on fluctuation theory, theory of stochastic processes, kinetic theory of gases, derivation of the Onsager reciprocal relations, more. 4 black-and-white illustrations.

Thermodynamics And An Introduction To Thermostatistics by Herbert B. Callen

Author: Herbert B. Callen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471862568
Size: 53.87 MB
Page: 512
Release: 1985-09-12

Book Description
The only text to cover both thermodynamic and statistical mechanics--allowing students to fully master thermodynamics at the macroscopic level. Presents essential ideas on critical phenomena developed over the last decade in simple, qualitative terms. This new edition maintains the simple structure of the first and puts new emphasis on pedagogical considerations. Thermostatistics is incorporated into the text without eclipsing macroscopic thermodynamics, and is integrated into the conceptual framework of physical theory.