Best Reference Books – Thermodynamics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Thermodynamics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Thermodynamics along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Thermodynamics subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Thermodynamics" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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

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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

“Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview on fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics. It lays emphasis on the relevance of thermodynamics principles. It discusses the most critical problems and issues in the field of thermodynamics. It includes a variety of coverage on topics related to energy and environment, biomedical, bioengineering, and other emerging technologies. The book is designed to focus on students, teachers, and professionals in the numerous fields of science and engineering.

4. “Fundamentals of Thermodynamics” by R E Sonntag and C Borgnakke and G J Van Wylen

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“Fundamentals of Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview on fundamentals of thermodynamics. It provides a thorough treatment of thermodynamics while retaining an engineering perspective. It lays the foundation for studies in the fields of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. It talks about statistical thermodynamics in detail. It discusses properties of pure substance, first law of thermodynamics, energy equation, energy analysis for a control volume, and much more. The book is designed to focus on students and teachers in the numerous fields of engineering and science especially chemical and mechanical engineering.

5. “Heat and Thermodynamics” by M W Zemansky

“Heat and Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview on heat and thermodynamics. It details the fundamentals of a thermodynamic system and control volume. It talks about the first and second law of thermodynamics in detail. It provides information on entropy, exergy, and real-world examples for enhanced understanding. The book is designed to focus on students, teachers, and professionals in the numerous fields of engineering and science especially chemical and mechanical engineering.

6. “Engineering Thermodynamics: Work and Heat Transfer” by Rogers G F C and Mayhew Y R

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“Engineering Thermodynamics: Work and Heat Transfer” Book Review: This book provides a fundamental overview on engineering thermodynamics. It talks about work and heat transfer and their application to thermodynamics. It discusses the zeroth law of thermodynamics, temperature scales, engineering applications of thermodynamics, and much more. It talks about power and refrigeration systems with phase change. It provides numerous real-world applications of thermodynamics and problems faced due to it. The book is designed to focus on students, teachers, and professionals in the numerous fields of science and engineering.

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

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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.

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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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“Basic Engineering Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview on basic engineering thermodynamics. It methodically explains the difficult and abstract concepts in an easy to understand language. It contains numerous solved and unsolved examples with theoretical and mathematical explanation. It covers the laws of thermodynamics, entropy, chemical relations, thermodynamic relations, and more. The book is designed to focus on students, teachers, and professionals in the numerous fields of engineering and science especially chemical, aeronautical, and mechanical engineering.

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