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High Thermal Conductivity Materials
High Thermal Conductivity Materials
by Subhash L. Shinde
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Thermal management has become a 'hot' field in recent years due to a need to obtain high performance levels in many devices used in such diverse areas as space science, mainframe and desktop computers, optoelectronics and even Formula One racing cars... (read more)

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Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures
Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures
by D. K. Kondepudi
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Modern Thermodynamics From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures Dilip K. Kondepudi Wake Forest University and Ilya Prigogine International Solvay Institutes and University of Texas at Austin Modern Thermodynamics is a comprehensive introduction to this... (read more)

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Molecular Thermodynamics
Molecular Thermodynamics
by John Simon
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Covers the principles of quantum mechanics and engages those principles in the development of thermodynamics. Coverage includes the properties of gases, the First Law of Thermodynamics, a molecular interpretation of the principal thermodynamic state... (read more)

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Advances in Heat Transfer
Advances in Heat Transfer
by George A. Greene
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Advances in Heat Transfer fills the information gap between regularly scheduled journals and university-level textbooks by providing in-depth review articles over a broader scope than in journals or texts. The articles, which serve as a broad review for... (read more)

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Entropy and Entropy Generation
Entropy and Entropy Generation
by J. S. Shiner
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Entropy and entropy generation play essential roles in our understanding of many diverse phenomena ranging from cosmology to biology. Their importance is manifest in areas of immediate practical interest such as the provision of global energy as well as... (read more)

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Mathematics and Its Applications #29: Convection in Rotating Fluids
Mathematics and Its Applications #29: Convection in Rotating Fluids
by B. M. Boubnov
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Spatial inhomogeneity of heating of fluids in the gravity field is the cause of all motions in nature: in the atmosphere and the oceans on Earth, in astrophysical and planetary objects. All natural objects rotate and convective motions in rotating fluids... (read more)

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Particle Image Velocimetry: A Practical Guide (Experimental Fluid Mechanics)
Particle Image Velocimetry: A Practical Guide (Experimental Fluid Mechanics)
by Chris Willert
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This practical guide intends to provide comprehensive information on the PIV technique that in the past decade has gained significant popularity throughout engineering and scientific fields involving fluid mechanics. Relevant theoretical background... (read more)

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Chemical Thermodynamics: An Introduction
Chemical Thermodynamics: An Introduction
by Erno Keszei
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This course-derived undergraduate textbook provides a concise explanation of the key concepts and calculations of chemical thermodynamics. Instead of the usual 'classical' introduction, this text adopts a straightforward postulatory approach that... (read more)

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Heat Transfer: Basics and Practice
Heat Transfer: Basics and Practice
by Peter Von Bockh
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The book provides an easy way to understand the fundamentals of heat transfer. The reader will acquire the ability to design and analyze heat exchangers. Without extensive derivation of the fundamentals, the latest correlations for heat transfer... (read more)

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Statistical thermodynamics of nonequilibrium processes
Statistical thermodynamics of nonequilibrium processes
by Joel Keizer
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This book provides an introduction to the modern statistical theory of nonequilibrium thermodynamics, based on a synthesis of the statistical thermodynamics of Onsager and the kinetic molecular theory of Boltzmann. Topics featured in the initial chapters... (read more)

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Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places
Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places
by Bill Streever
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An adventurous ride through the most blisteringly hot regions of science, history, and culture. Melting glaciers, warming oceans, droughts — it's clear that today's world is getting hotter. But while we know the agony of a sunburn or the... (read more)

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Non-Equilibrium Reacting Gas Flows
Non-Equilibrium Reacting Gas Flows
by Ekaterina Nagnibeda
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In the present monograph, we develop the kinetic theory of transport phenomena and relaxation processes in the flows of reacting gas mixtures and discuss its applications to strongly non-equilibrium conditions. The main attention is focused on the... (read more)

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Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications #82: Sediment Transport: A Geophysical Phenomenon
Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications #82: Sediment Transport: A Geophysical Phenomenon
by Albert Gyr
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This textbook discusses the fundamental principles of sediment transport in the geophysical context of rivers. It is intended as both a course textbook and as a guide for the practical engineer. It begins begin by describing phenomena such as bed load... (read more)

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Mere Thermodynamics
Mere Thermodynamics
by Don S. Lemons
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Presenting classical thermodynamics as a concise and discrete whole, Mere Thermodynamics is a perfect tool for teaching a notoriously difficult subject. Accomplished teacher Don S. Lemons introduces the physical theory's concepts and methods and uses... (read more)

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Boundary Value Problems of Heat Conduction (Dover Books on Engineering)
Boundary Value Problems of Heat Conduction (Dover Books on Engineering)
by M Necati Ozisik
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Intended for first-year graduate courses in heat transfer, this volume includes topics relevant to chemical and nuclear engineering and aerospace engineering. The systematic and comprehensive treatment employs modern mathematical methods of solving... (read more)

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Entropy Demystified: The Second Law of Thermodynamics Is Nothing But Common Sense
Entropy Demystified: The Second Law of Thermodynamics Is Nothing But Common Sense
by Arieh Ben-naim
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In this unique book, Arieh Ben-Naim invites the reader to experience the joy of appreciating something which has eluded understanding for many years -- entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The book has a two-pronged message: first, that the... (read more)

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Kinetic Theory and Irreversible Thermodynamics
Kinetic Theory and Irreversible Thermodynamics
by Byung Chan Eu
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For almost 20 years the author has conducted research on both macroscopic and molecular theories. The results of his investigation, which can be found in this work, are that irreversible thermodynamics and kinetic theory of matter are not separable... (read more)

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Is There a Temperature?
Is There a Temperature?
by Tamas Sandor Biro
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Physical bodies can be hot or cold, moving or standing,simple or complex.... (read more)

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Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences #79: Elementary Excitations in Quantum Fluids: Proceedings of the Hiroshima Symposium, Hiroshima, Japan, August 17 18, 1987
Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences #79: Elementary Excitations in Quantum Fluids: Proceedings of the Hiroshima Symposium, Hiroshima, Japan, August 17 18, 1987
by Kohji Ohbayashi
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This book reviews recent developments in the study of elementary excitations in quantum fluids such as superfluid helium-4. New findings and considerable advances have been achieved in recent years in this area. The book covers such subjects as the... (read more)

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Understanding Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics: Foundations, Applications, Frontiers
Understanding Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics: Foundations, Applications, Frontiers
by Georgy Lebon
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Discover the many facets of non-equilibrium thermodynamics. The first part of this book describes the current thermodynamic formalism recognized as the classical theory. The second part focuses on different approaches. Throughout the presentation, the... (read more)

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