There are lots of great material on Thermodynamics subject in the internet, buts its always a challenge to figure out a ready list of top books on Thermodynamics that one can refer to immediately. Even though online materials are good, but nothing can beat the depth of coverage that a book can offer. Hence, we researched the list of Thermodynamics books which are used by students worldwide and came up with top 10 Book Recommendations on Thermodynamics subject. These books can be used as a great starting point for anyone studying Thermodynamics and can also be used as a ready reference for Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate programs.
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Here is the full list of best reference books on Thermodynamics.
|1. “Engineering Thermodynamics” by M. Achuthan
Book Review: This book contains the basic principles of thermodynamics starting with the concepts of heat and temperature. It also provides the students with simple techniques that will help them in solving the engineering problems pertaining to thermodynamics. Concepts of work, matter, mechanical and potential energy, laws of thermodynamics are covered in the book. Detailed description about auxiliary functions, properties of substances, ideal cycles and internal combustion cycles are also provided in the book. A large number of solved, unsolved and review questions are also included in the book.
|2. “Thermodynamics: Kinetic Theory and Statistical Thermodynamics” by F. W. Sears and G. L. Salinger
Book Review: Apart from thermodynamics concepts, this book covers the advancements made in the field of physics and calculus that play a major role in understanding certain concepts of Thermodynamics. It also provides a brief insight about the kinetic theory and statistical mechanics. The book also contains chapters on equations of state, laws of thermodynamics and their consequences, entropy and thermodynamic potentials, transport phenomena, statistical thermodynamics and its applications to gases and is very useful to undergraduate students who have familiarity with calculus.
|3. “Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics” by M. J. Moran and H. N. Shapiro|
|4. “Fundamentals of Thermodynamics” by R.E. Sonntag, C. Borgnakke and G.J. Van Wylen|
|5. “Heat and Thermodynamics” by M. W. Zemansky|
|6. “Engineering Thermodynamics: Work and Heat Transfer” by Rogers G. F. C. and Mayhew Y. R|
|7. “Engineering Thermodynamics” by Nag P. K
Book Review: The topics in this book are categorized into thermodynamic applications, powerplant engineering, refrigeration, equilibrium, stability and many others. Separate chapters for each of the topics mentioned above is provided in the book. Separate numerical problems are included for every chapter. At the end of every chapter, a nutshell consisting of important points, formulae and laws pertaining to that chapter is included which is of great help to the students. Multiple choice question have also been compiled for competitive examinations like GATE.
|8. “Gas Turbine Theory” by Cohen H., Rogers G. F. C. and Saravanamuttoo H. I. H
Book Review: This book contains updated information on various new topics that outline the basic concepts, aerodynamic design of individual components and off-design performance prediction. There is a separate chapter for mechanical design of gas turbines which widely enhances the scope of the book. The book covers the history of gas turbines, latest technologies used in the field and a look into the future. The book contains description of engine development that covers the current industry requirements and applications and in-depth examples of various topics.
|9. “Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Applications” by Muller
Book Review: This book contains concepts of thermodynamics which are attractive, easy and understandable along with diagrammatic representation. Every chapter is followed by various number of problems which are very helpful. The book explains the concept of entropy very nicely from physical and mathematical point of view. The exercise problems given test the understanding of the subject very well. The books presents a comprehensive and thorough treatment of thermodynamics simultaneously retaining the engineering perspective. The book also in addition has simpler homework problems.
|10. “Basic Engineering Thermodynamics” by A Venkatesh|
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