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New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Title: Discover entropy and the second law of thermodynamics : a playful way of discovering a law of nature.
Author: Ben-Naim, Arieh. 
Call number: QC318.E57B456D
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Synopsis:
In his 2007 Entropy Demystified, Ben-Naim (Hebrew U., Jerusalem) explained entropy for lay readers, but was surprised when people told him it was too difficult, too technical. So he lowered the bar and is trying again. This time, he assumes no background in mathematics past high school, and couches his explanations in terms of simple experiments that people can do–or at least imagine–using marbles and boxes. He covers a brief history of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics, all you need to know but never dared admit that you already knew, the uniform spatial distribution, the Boltzman distribution, the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, entropy and the second law in the world of marbles, and entropy and the second law in the real world.[Publisher Info]

New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Title: Kinetic theory and irreversible thermodynamics
Author: Eu, B. C. (Byung Chan),
Call number: QC318.I7E86K
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Synopsis:
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 especially for nonlinear irreversible processes occurring in systems removed far from equilibrium and thus must be examined together in a mutually consistent manner. Includes coverage of such topics as mass and momentum conservation law, bilinear and quadratic forms for entropy production, viscous phenomena, boundary conditions for velocities and much more.[Publisher Info]

New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Title: Engineering heat transfer
Author: Rathore, M. M. (Mahesh M.)
Call number: QC320.R234
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Synopsis:
This book is designed as a basic text for undergraduate courses in heat transfer for students of mechanical, chemical, aeronautical, and metallurgical engineering, or as a reference for professionals in industry. Treating each subject analytically and then numerically, Engineering Heat Transfer emphasizes the clear understanding of theoretical concepts followed by practical applications from industry. It also provides step-by-step solutions of numerical problems through the use of systematic procedures and a prescribed format. This book also includes discussions on how to develop programs that solve heat transfer problems using MATLAB. MATLAB provides a higher-level programming environment, which allows the user to rapidly develop programs that involve complex numerical and engineering heat transfer computations.[Publisher Info]

New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Title: Engineering thermodynamics with worked examples
Author: Wijeysundera, Nihal E.
Call number: QD504.W662
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Synopsis:
The book includes all the subject matter covered in a typical undergraduate course in engineering thermodynamics. It includes 20 to 25 worked examples for each chapter, carefully chosen to expose students to diverse applications of engineering thermodynamics. Each worked example is designed to be representative of a class of physical problems. At the end of each chapter, there are an additional 10 to 15 problems for which numerical answers are provided..[Publisher Info]

New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 Book cover image Title:  Kansei engineering and soft computing : theory and practice
Author:    Dai, Ying 
Call number:   TA166.K16A
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Synopsis:
This collection of nineteen articles on Kansei engineering, the principle of designing products based on human-like reactions and interaction, explores current scholarship in the integration of this Japanese design principle within a variety of computing disciplines. The work is divided into sections covering the principles and techniques of Kansei and the measurement and analysis of its implementation and effectiveness, while individual essays discuss such topics as soft computing, text mining, DNA computing, fuzzy logic, music and Kansei, robot facial expression applications, salivary biomarkers and artificial intelligence development. Contributors include academics in a variety of disciplines from primarily Asian universities with a focus on institutions in China and Japan. [As taken from Amazon.com]