Fund Thermal-Fluid Sciences (McGraw-Hill Mechanical Engineering)

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9780072454260: Fund Thermal-Fluid Sciences (McGraw-Hill Mechanical Engineering)

THE FOURTH EDITION IN SI UNITS of Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences presents a balanced coverage of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer packaged in a manner suitable for use in introductory thermal sciences courses. By emphasizing the physics and underlying physical phenomena involved, the text gives students practical examples that allow development of an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of thermal sciences. All the popular features of the previous edition are retained in this edition while new ones are added.


  • A New Chapter on Power and Refrigeration Cycles The new Chapter 9 exposes students to the foundations of power generation and refrigeration in a well-ordered and compact manner.
  • An Early Introduction to the First Law of Thermodynamics (Chapter 3) This chapter establishes a general understanding of energy, mechanisms of energy transfer, and the concept of energy balance, thermo-economics, and conversion efficiency.
  • Learning Objectives Each chapter begins with an overview of the material to be covered and chapter-specific learning objectives to introduce the material and to set goals.
  • Developing Physical Intuition A special effort is made to help students develop an intuitive feel for underlying physical mechanisms of natural phenomena and to gain a mastery of solving practical problems that an engineer is likely to face in the real world.
  • New Problems A large number of problems in the text are modified and many problems are replaced by new ones. Some of the solved examples are also replaced by new ones.
  • Upgraded Artwork Much of the line artwork in the text is upgraded to figures that appear more three-dimensional and realistic.


  • Limited Academic Version of EES with selected text solutions packaged with the text on the Student DVD.
  • The Online Learning Center ( offers online resources for instructors including PowerPoint® lecture slides, and complete solutions to homework problems.
  • McGraw-Hill's Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System ( allows instructors to streamline the creation of assignments, quizzes, and tests by using problems and solutions from the textbook, as well as their own custom material.

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The book omits heavy mathematical and theoretical aspects of subject matter such as the separation of variables and the Navier-Stokes equations. This method allows undergraduate students to focus on developing a sense of the underlying physical mechanisms and a mastery of solving practical problems an engineer is likely to face in the real world.
The book takes a more physical and intuitive approach to the subject matter. Everyday experiences are used as examples throughout the book. Frequently, parallels are drawn between the subject matter and the students everyday experiences so they can relate the subject matter to something they already know.
The text is self-instructive. It is easy to follow and understand.
The text is 2-color and contains a large number of graphics and figures. The figures not only give the student a better understanding of the subject-matter, they also spark interest and curiosity in the student.
This book encourages the use of open-ended problem-solving and gives students an early lead-in to design. This is done especially through the new EES (Engineering Equation Solver) supplement, which allows "What if?" scenarios for problem modeling and solving.
Additional application chapters will be included on the Book Website so professors can tailor the content to their particular course needs.

About the Author:

Yunus Cengel (Reno, Nevada) is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Cengel, Yunus A.
Published by McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math (2004)
ISBN 10: 0072454261 ISBN 13: 9780072454260
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-132-16-0019000

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