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by J. M. Smith

This text provides coverage and worked examples for first courses in chemical engineering thermodynamics. It includes an exposition of the principles of thermodynamics and details their application to chemical processes.
Download Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (McGraw-Hill chemical engineering series) epub
ISBN: 0070587019
ISBN13: 978-0070587014
Category: Science
Subcategory: Physics
Author: J. M. Smith
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 3rd edition (1975)
Pages: 632 pages
ePUB size: 1439 kb
FB2 size: 1953 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 203
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A few important comments about this version of the international edition. We use this text book in my introductory chemical engineering thermodynamics class and there are other students in my class who also bought the international edition and the chapters are incomplete, there are no English units, and the printing quality is very poor (sometimes with whole sections of tables missing!). Also the homework problems are different for many students in my class since the values are only in SI!

On the other hand, this version of the international edition is word for word, page for page the exact same as the regular 7th edition. I am the only student in the class with this version of the international edition (and honestly I feel really lucky about that!).

So what is the difference between this international version and the normal 7th edition? I guess just that this has a soft cover. And it was $35 instead of $150!

If your class is using the regular 7th edition, I HIGHLY recommend this copy of the international version as it has the exact same contents (like I said, even the page numbers are the same). Other students in my class with other international editions seem to struggle following along with homework problems and examples. So keep an eye out for international versions with this cover (my textbook is the only one in the class with this photo on the cover)

For the actual contents of the textbook, I actually enjoy the book. There are a lot of rigorous mathematical discussions of thermodynamic properties. The problems are pretty standard, and there are a lot of examples worked out in each chapter. Unfortunately the textbook only grazes over statistical and molecular thermodynamics (I mean really, really graze - just a few mentions of statistical thermo and a short chapter on molecular at the end of the book).
Even though this book is required in many universities around the world, it is not the best textbook for an undergraduate level class, because it doesn't explain concepts in as much depth as other engineering textbooks I have used and the chapter examples are lacking. I did like the tables in the back of the book, but overall most of my peers disliked having to use this book. The examples that are worked out in this book's chapters are not as involved as the questions at the end of the chapter. Therefore, if you are trying to solve certain end-of-chapter problems, the worked out chapter examples are not always helpful. If you are buying this book on your own to teach yourself thermodynamics or if you have a choice of textbooks, I would suggest you look for a better textbook with more in-depth discussion first. If you have already taken thermodynamics before or you are a grad student, then this book is probably a good choice for you, but I would not recommend it for someone who is learning the subject for the first time.
Good book. Helped me Ace Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics.
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SVNA was a great book and provided a good introduction to thermodynamics. I am mainly a book learner and learned a lot from it, and the examples were easy to follow as well.
I used this book for my first thermodynamics class in my chemical engineering major and the book is very understandable and clearly written. The problems are great and the solutions can be found online.

The only thing I feel could change is more examples for certain problems. There is not much diversity in example problems.
Don't expect pretty colors and drawings that catch you're eye from this book. But then again, if you're going to be a chemical engineer, get used to it. The material is presented quite well, at times a bit dense and bland, but reading this book thoroughly will give you a good grasp on thermodynamics. This one will be on the shelf in my office some day.
Well written and the Shuam's Series is a good companion
I wish I knew ahead of time that the paperback version is the international edition. It might be the same as the hard bound US edition, but I don't know. I also don't know why there is no image available for the paperback edition. Please see the image I have uploaded. In the yellow badge on the bottom right corner it states "This International Student Edition is for use outside the U.S." I wish I had know that before I ordered.