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by Robert P. Taylor,B.K. Hodge

Analysis and Design of Energy Systems is a readable, self-contained (data, properties), computer based and applications oriented book. It includes a large number of realistic examples and problems, with an emphasis on problem formulation and solution, not programming, and on component details. Topics are developed from the basics; the contents are useful and practical; first-order details are provided; and problem solution tactics and strategies are discussed. This edition includes MathCad as the arithmetic engine, and Math Cad worksheets are included for every procedure in the book. Useful for practicing engineers as a reference book, particularly for reference for piping systems, pumps, and heat exchangers.

Download Analysis and Design of Energy Systems (3rd Edition) epub
ISBN: 0135259738
ISBN13: 978-0135259733
Category: Science
Subcategory: Physics
Author: Robert P. Taylor,B.K. Hodge
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (January 2, 1999)
Pages: 496 pages
ePUB size: 1763 kb
FB2 size: 1910 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 721
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It is a book
A lot of the math is done in Mathcad, which is printed into the book. I found it somewhat confusing when first learning a subject to try to relate the Mathcad work to specific approaches of the analyses. In lieu of that though, the written sections do a fantastic job of explaining things (just not the Mathcad work). I actually had the author of this book as the professor, and I truly enjoyed the subject matter overall.
Firstly, the content in the book is terribly organized with next to no references. Unless you HAVE to have this book for a class do NOT purchase it. Secondly, the paperback style causes the book to rip and tear after opening it a few times. Received a book that was falling apart upon delivery and didn't bother documenting it because almost everyone's textbook was in the same state of disarray. Used it for only one semester only to have the return rejected because it was "damaged."
The book sucks. Stuff is wrong in it, including examples and tables. Hope to god you don't need it for any open book test because it'll confuse you more.
I took this class from one of the authors, Dr. Hodge. It is an amazing book that is very indepth on most matters of pumping, piping, heat exchangers, and material selection. It also has a decent themo and heat transfer review in it. I would say it is a must have reference book for anyone with an engineering background.
I am shocked at the positive comments about this book. For a third edition, it is pretty sad to see the major mistakes found in this book. The mistakes are not just typos, the mathcad excamples are incorrect! This leaves the hapless student to fix the errors and waste his/her time focusing, not on the subject, but on coding error. Furthermore, the author regulary just gets lazy (IMHO) and starts to do examples, fundamental to a student understanding the concepts in this book, solely in mathcad. So there is no traditionaly worked out problem, just mathcad examples, making them non-referencable for homework and more importanly for concept. The only reason this book is out there is because our professor couldn't find another book on the subject.
Most of the book problems are solved in Mathcad. Tests on the subject are handwritten and the examples are very limited in assisting comprehension of the solution process. I really don't understand why this book is rated so high.
It meets the expectations for the class
It'll be better if it had a solutions manual
With it.