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by Stanley I. Sandler

A More Accessible Approach to Thermodynamics In this third edition, you'll find a modern approach to applied thermodynamics. The material is presented in sufficient detail to provide a solid understanding of the principles of thermodynamics and its classical applications. Also included are the applications of chemical engineering thermodynamics to issues such as the distribution of chemicals in the environment, safety, polymers, and solid-state-processing. To make thermodynamics more accessible, several helpful features are included. Important concepts are emphasized in marginal notes throughout each chapter. Illustrations have also been added to demonstrate the use of these concepts and to provide a better understanding of the material. Boxes are used to highlight equations so that students can easily identify the end results of analyses. You can also visit the text's web site to download additional problem sets, computer programs to solve thermodynamic and phase behavior problems, and Mathcad(r) worksheets used for problem solving.
Download Chemical and Engineering Thermodynamics epub
ISBN: 0471182109
ISBN13: 978-0471182108
Category: Science
Subcategory: Physics
Author: Stanley I. Sandler
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (August 28, 1998)
Pages: 800 pages
ePUB size: 1798 kb
FB2 size: 1165 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 818
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This book was intended for undergrads. However, I feel this book is more advanced for that unless this is at least your second thermo book. With that said, this is an excellent book on chemical engineering thermodynamics. It has many many excellent sections, and too many too list. But it is not perfect event though it is more perfect than any other graduate level text books I own. Unlike undergraduate text books, graduate text books are never perfect to me. The topics, the depth are never perfect for self study. I alway use one book as a primary source and use a couple of other ones as reference. But I find this book is exceptional and I did not purchase another book on this topic.

The only complain I have about this book is its treatment on entropy. It is too terse and too quick. Entropy is critical for subsequent understanding of Gibbs free energy and so forth. But there is an easy solution. Get yourself Moran's book as a companion to bridge the gap and maybe a few other minor gaps you find here and there.

As a summary, I would not buy this book if this were my first thermo book. I will highly recommend it, however, to people who already know the basics.
While I thoroughly enjoyed the class, I found this book to be somewhat difficult to read. The worked out example problems were definitely helpful, but I was left to many times having to take a step they did "at face value," due to a lack of explanation.

As for the extra content on the CD, its almost all useless. The MATLAB scripts are outdated, and will not run unless you correct them yourself. This was not a problem for me, but others lacking Matlab experience might struggle. The graphs on the CD are useful supplements to the book, as the reproductions in the book are oftentimes small and hard to read.
I like this book. Rationale:

1. The mathematical rigor, the absolute only way to communicate anything in the physical sciences, is very much present. If you don't know what total differentials are, as well as simultaneous equations, function notation, differential equations, and the like, don't balk at its presence in this book. It's necessary.

2. The examples (called "Illustrations" for some odd reason) are sufficient in number, and, after doing out the examples myself, key concepts I was missing sunk in, to the credit of Dr. Sandler.

3. Ample Figures and Diagrams well-described.

4. A very good system of equation numbering (it seems that equations simultaneous to each other, or algebraically equivalent are assigned alphabetical suffixes).

5. Plenty of room in the margins to write comments (Sandler encourages this, and I do too).

I could go on. I'll leave you with an algorithm to reading this book that I found helpful:

HOW TO READ THIS BOOK: Use a pencil and take notes on each and every word in this book. Then, go back and recopy the Illustrations into a notebook (or into your computer using any word processor, and MathType, a very nice FREE software package obtainable upon any Google search. I know. A tangent.)...This is working really well, since, as you take notes in the book, you get to skip over the Illustrations (and you get to feel like you're moving fast!), and when you're doing the Illustrations, you get to skip over the text (ditto). It also helps if, when Sandler references an equation in the text (example, "Eq. 6.4-25"), circle this equation reference and write its page number next to it (example, p. 217).

Best Wishes!

UPDATE: This book is not just a model thermodynamics textbook, it's a model for all textbooks.
This book is really complex and not helpful to learn from if you've never taken (or briefly taken) thermodynamics before. You definitely need the teacher to explain what is going on in the book (which mine doesn't so relying on the book doesn't help). The problems are mostly different from the examples in the book and definitely not straightforward at all (I would not have been able to solve some of the problems if my teacher didn't show me how to do them because some are tricky and you need to know little tricks here and there). Furthermore, if you are one of those persons that needs to see almost every step to solving problems, this book skips quite a bit of steps and leaves you wondering how they got there. It would be a great book if you already know thermodynamics and are a graduate student. For those taking thermo (for some crazy requisite, like I need to despite the fact that I'm in environmental engineering) not a good textbook.
Alright book. Has some examples that are helpful, but lacks in areas. Taking chem eng thermo that had open book exams I found it to be a valuable resource at times. If your exams aren't open book I would avoid as there are better resources available online.
The book level is indeed a little bit high for an undergraduate student, in the other hand, it's very practical in representing how to perform REAL and USEFUL calculations. I have two degrees in chemical and Process Engineer, and if you are a person who must work very often with process programming and simulation, this book is essential. If you're looking for more common information, basic concepts and definitions (enthalpy, cycles, steam tables, etc...), maybe you should try other books first, like Smith and Van Ness', or Van Wylen's book. It's mostly a book for chemical and process engineers, I wouldn't recommend it for mechanical, electric or other engineering fields.
This book's binding was literally tore from it pages. The outside cover had water damage and was literally falling apart. I won't do this again, and I should not have to pay this much money for an upper level college book.
great buy