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  1. Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)
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  2. Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

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A Practical, Up-to-Date Introduction to Applied Thermodynamics, Including Coverage of Process Simulation Models and an Introduction to Biological Systems


Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Second Edition, helps readers master the fundamentals of applied thermodynamics as practiced today: with extensive development of molecular perspectives that enables adaptation to fields including biological systems, environmental applications, and nanotechnology. This text is distinctive in making molecular perspectives accessible at the introductory level and connecting properties with practical implications.


Features of the second edition include


  • Hierarchical instruction with increasing levels of detail: Content requiring deeper levels of theory is clearly delineated in separate sections and chapters
  • Early introduction to the overall perspective of composite systems like distillation columns, reactive processes, and biological systems
  • Learning objectives, problem-solving strategies for energy balances and phase equilibria, chapter summaries, and “important equations” for every chapter
  • Extensive practical examples, especially coverage of non-ideal mixtures, which include water contamination via hydrocarbons, polymer blending/recycling, oxygenated fuels, hydrogen bonding, osmotic pressure, electrolyte solutions, zwitterions and biological molecules, and other contemporary issues
  • Supporting software in formats for both MATLAB® and spreadsheets
  • Online supplemental sections and resources including instructor slides, ConcepTests, coursecast videos, and other useful resources

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Note: I am reviewing the Kindle version of this book, which I would highly recommend not purchasing. The hardcover version is somewhat better. The things I liked about the actual book were that it had plenty of examples, and was generally pretty clear about material. Also, the table of contents is very detailed, making it easy to find specific topics. That said, the book is extremely irritating to use on the Kindle, which is where most of my gripes are.

The issues I encountered with the Kindle version of this book are:
- There are no page numbers, so if someone references a page number to use, you have to get more information. The only way to locate things in the Kindle version is by "location" which is just something that Kindle appears to just make up. I do not know if it corresponds to word count or line number or something else entirely. The "location" is pretty much useless though, and it does not make any sense not to include page numbers for a... Read more
This book is much cheaper than the hardcover not only because of the material, but because it is the international edition. The text is the same but all of the problems are different than the American edition. If you are buying this for a class, make sure to buy the American edition or find a friend who did.
Cogent explanations engage the reader's imagination of thermodynamics at the molecular level. The author popularized energy bookkeeping to analyze and harness energy for engines. He equips the engineer to confidently know how she/he solves a problem. Fun to read, insightful to study. All of this author's books are similarly lucid.
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