This book guides you score your highest in a thermodynamics course by offering easily understood, explanations of how energy is used in things like automobiles, airplanes, air conditioners, and electric power plants.
- Thermodynamics 101 — take a look at some examples of both natural and man-made thermodynamic systems and get a handle on how energy can be used to perform work
- Turn up the heat — discover how to use the first and second laws of thermodynamics to determine (and improve upon) the efficiency of machines
- Oh, behave — get the 411 on how gases behave and relate to one another in different situations, from ideal-gas laws to real gases
- Everything about conserving mass and energy in combustion processes.