Best Reference Books – Waves,Oscillations and Thermodynamics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Waves,Oscillations and 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 Waves,Oscillations and Thermodynamics along with reviews.

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1. “Heat and Thermodynamics” by M W Zemansky and R H Dittman

“Heat and Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book progresses from large scale thermal phenomena to small scale phenomena. That is less accessible .The book uses a wide range of mathematics. This challenges the students of impartial differential calculus. It also includes the needs of students of calculus based general physics. The solved examples are given right after the derivation of formulas. Thus helps students to see the relation between them more clearly. Thermodynamic experiments are explained in detail. The student can therefore relate the thermodynamic concepts to real situations.

2. “Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics” by Herbert B Callen

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“Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics” Book Review: This is the only book to include thermodynamic as well as statistical mechanics. This approach allows the students to understand macroscopic level thermodynamics. Essential ideas developed recently are given in comprehensively qualitative terms. Thermostatistics doesn’t overshadow macroscopic thermodynamics.

3. “Equilibrium Thermodynamics” by C J Adkins

“Equilibrium Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book is a detailed but brief study of fundamentals of classical thermodynamics. There is illustrative material drawn from modern physics. Microscopic data is used to highlight it. The aim of the book is to give a clear concept of the subject. The book is easy to understand. The book is mainly suited for undergraduate physics students. It can also be used by students of chemistry, engineering, materials science.

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4. “Waves” by Frank S
5. “Oscillations And Waves” by Satya Prakash and Vinay Dua
6. “Waves and Oscillations” by N Subrahmanyam and Brij Lal

“Waves and Oscillations” Book Review: The book includes 12 detailed chapters. Each of them is self contained. Some important topics covered are Harmonic Oscillators, Linearity and Superposition Principle. Oscillations with One Degree of Freedom, Resonance and Sharpness of Resonance are also included. Quality Factor, Doppler Effect in Sound and Light is given in a comprehensive way. Medical Applications of Ultrasonics, Acoustic Intensity, Acoustic Measurements are other important topics in the book. A person may need to know about elementary thermal physics to understand this book.

7. “Engineering Thermodynamics” by P K Nag

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“Engineering Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book is for aspirants of competitive exams. This book covers the topic of thermodynamics in a detailed manner. It includes the latest research results and exam patterns. The chapters included are temperature and gas laws, work and heat, energy and its reversibility etc. An aggregated study of topics of thermodynamic applications are included. These are automobile IC systems and power-plant engineering. There are solved problems with summaries included in each chapter. The chapter on energy is expanded. There are review questions at the end of each chapter. The book also includes questions from previous years of competitive exams. This helps students to understand the pattern of the exam.

8. “Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach” by Yunus A Cengel; Michael A Boles
9. “A Textbook of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics” by Narayanan K V

“A Textbook of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics” Book Review: It is a detailed book for engineering students. Topics included are First Law of Thermodynamics, PVT Behaviour and Heat Effects. Second Law of Thermodynamics, Applications of the Laws of Thermodynamics are also given. Thermodynamics Properties of Pure Fluids are described. Properties of Solutions are also presented in the book. The book has practice questions with solutions provided for each chapter.

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10. “Fundamentals of Thermodynamics” by Claus Borgnakke and Richard E Sonntag

“Fundamentals of Thermodynamics” Book Review: The book includes a number of solved examples, problems and illustrations. The book also includes a rich selection of Web-based learning. The book has a detailed account of classical thermodynamics. The book helps to apply the concepts to engineering practice.

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