Written for undergraduate and graduate students, this book helps readers master the fundamentals of applied thermodynamics. The book is distinctive in making molecular perspectives accessible at the introductory level and connecting properties with practical implications. Topics include basic concepts, the energy balance, entropy, generalized analysis of fluid properties, and departure functions. The revised second edition includes an introduction to the overall perspective of composite systems such as distillation columns, reactive processes, and biological systems.
A MATLAB quick reference is available online. In addition, a set of MATLAB code files is available for download.