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Basic chemical thermodynamics
By Smith, E. Brian (Eric Brian)
QD504.S646 2014, Lee Wee Nam Library

This widely acclaimed text, now in its sixth edition and translated into many languages, continues to present a clear, simple and concise introduction to chemical thermodynamics. An examination of equilibrium in the everyday world of mechanical objects provides a starting point for an accessible account of the factors that determine equilibrium in chemical systems. This straightforward approach leads students to a thorough understanding of the basic principles of thermodynamics, which are then applied to a wide range of physical chemical systems.
The book also discusses the problems of non-ideal solutions and the concept of activity, and provides an introduction to the molecular basis of thermodynamics.
Over six editions, the views of teachers of the subject and their students have been incorporated. Reference to the phase rule has been included in this edition and the notation has been revised to conform to current IUPAC recommendations. Students taking courses in thermodynamics will continue to find this popular book an excellent introductory text. [As taken from Amazon]

Introductory chemical engineering thermodynamics

Title: Introductory chemical engineering thermodynamics
Author:  Elliott, J. Richard
Call number: TP149.E46 2012
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A Practical, Up-to-Date Introduction to Applied Thermodynamics, Including Coverage of Process Simulation Models and an Introduction to Biological Systems

Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Second Edition,helps readers master the fundamentals of applied thermodynamics as practiced today: with extensive development of molecular perspectives that enables adaptation to fields including biological systems, environmental applications, and nanotechnology. This text is distinctive in making molecular perspectives accessible at the introductory level and connecting properties with practical implications.

Features of the second edition include

Hierarchical instruction with increasing levels of detail: Content requiring deeper levels of theory is clearly delineated in separate sections and chapters
Early introduction to the overall perspective of composite systems like distillation columns, reactive processes, and biological systems
Learning objectives, problem-solving strategies for energy balances and phase equilibria, chapter summaries, and “important equations” for every chapter
Extensive practical examples, especially coverage of non-ideal mixtures, which include water contamination via hydrocarbons, polymer blending/recycling, oxygenated fuels, hydrogen bonding, osmotic pressure, electrolyte solutions, zwitterions and biological molecules, and other contemporary issues
Supporting software in formats for both MATLAB® and spreadsheets
Online supplemental sections and resources including instructor slides, ConcepTests, coursecast videos, and other useful resources

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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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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]

Materials thermodynamics : with emphasis on chemical approach

Title:  Materials thermodynamics : with emphasis on chemical approach.
Author:  Lee, Hae-Geon
Call number: TA418.52.L478 + 1 CD
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This book is the expanded edition of the first book entitled “Chemical Thermodynamics for Metals and Materials.” This new version presents thermodynamics of materials with emphasis on the chemical approach, and is thus suitable for students in materials science and metallurgical engineering, as well as related fields such as chemical engineering and physical chemistry.
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New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


  Title:  Shigley’s mechanical engineering design
Author:  Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbett.
Call number:  TJ230.B927
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This  book on Mechanical Engineering Design is for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. The title inherently directs readers  into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals  of mechanical engineering , with emphasis on design and new applications. [As taken from Amazon]