• Book Name: Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Author: Kevin D. Dahm
  • Pages: 794
  • Size: 22 MB
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Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Pdf

Most likely, just about anyone who’s studied thermodynamics or taught it can relate to the above quote. Though we were undergraduate students a generation ago, we still remember how we, and many of our classmates, perceived the subject of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics when we first encountered it: complex and abstract, with tons of different equations and terms like “entropy” and “fugacity” that were often hard to connect to anything that seemed real (not to mention the symbols, with an array of carats, overbars, subscripts and superscripts). As teachers of the subject, we can’t shy away from its complexity—we have to tackle it head on. What we can do is frame the subject in ways that make it more accessible. The range of thermodynamics concepts and the long lists of equations may always seem intimidating at first, but they needn’t seem arbitrary. Our goal with this book is to provide a practical and relatable introduction for students who are encountering Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics for the first time.

This is an important distinction, since several of the most popular books on the subject for this course have also been used at the graduate level as well. By contrast, this book is truly aimed at providing the “fundamentals” of chemical engineering thermodynamics for the undergraduate student. Once complete, the student will have the proper background for follow-on undergraduate courses that rely on a solid foundation in this field of study or for advanced courses in thermodynamics. In an effort to provide this solid foundation in chemical engineering thermodynamics, we have incorporated several features into the book that are intended to make it more accessible to a wide variety of learners: Motivational Examples

Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Pdf Free Download

Each chapter begins with a “Motivational Example” that introduces the topic of the chapter and illustrates its importance. This is intended to benefit all learners, but particularly global learners who require big picture insights to connect information, and technical learners who require a practical application for everything. Worked Examples The book makes extensive use of examples in which the thought process behind the solution is explained, step-by-step, and the practical significance of the material is underscored. For some problems, an expanded version of the solution is available in the students’ electronic supplements. 

We have made a big effort not to skip steps in the derivation of key concepts and fundamental equations, instead taking an extra step or two such that the student (who is new to the field) can follow the approach. Margin Notes The book makes extensive use of margin notes. These are intended to serve as a “voice over the reader’s shoulder” guiding them through the book. Placing these notes in the margins avoids interrupting the flow of the main text. The notes include three recurring themes: Margin Notes: These should be interpreted as an aside to the reader, providing an interesting fact about the concept being presented or a quick digression on the scientist or engineer associated with the development of that concept.

Margin Notes: Pitfall Prevention: This special type of margin note calls out to the reader where, from our experience, common errors (both conceptual and from a calculation standpoint) will normally occur.

Margin Notes: Food for Thought: These are special points that the reader might consider in a deeper way related to the concept being presented. Some are simpler while others are more challenging. The student supplemental materials include feedback on the Food for Thought questions. Exercises and Problems Each chapter ends with problems suitable for homework, which are divided into “Exercises” and “Problems.” The Exercises are very focused and comparatively short, and the answers are included in the students’ supplemental materials.

Each exercise will test the student’s ability to apply one specific concept or perform one specific type of calculation, and the student can obtain immediate feedback on whether he/she did it correctly. The Problems are longer and require synthesis of more concepts. Solutions to problems are available to the instructor both electronically and in a printed solution manual. For many problems, the technology used to arrive at the solutions (such as an Excel sheet) is provided for the instructor. Organization Each chapter is organized to be helpful to students with a variety of learning styles.

The introduction to each chapter includes a list of instructional objectives. Each chapter closes with a bulleted summary that includes definitions of key terms and highlights key concepts. The book uses both inductive and deductive reasoning. In some places, key equations and/or concepts are developed in the context of an example, and after the example there is a discussion of how the concept generalizes. In other places a more traditional deductive approach is used. The book comes with a number of additional resources for both students and instructors.

An Instructor’s Solutions Manual, available in both print and electronic form. Electronic resources used in the solutions of problems, such as an Excel sheet or a PolyMath worksheet. A Test Bank of suggested exam problems Lecture Builder PowerPoint slides for each chapter Student Resources The electronic resources for students include: Answers to Exercises Feedback on Food for Thought questions Links to experiential learning activities MindTap Online Course and Reader In addition to the print version, this textbook is also available online through MindTap, a personalized learning program.

Students who purchase the MindTap version will have access to the book’s MindTap Reader and will be able to complete homework and assessment material online, through their desktop, laptop, or iPad. If your class is using a Learning Management System (such as Blackboard, Moodle, or Angel) for tracking course content, assignments, and grading, you can seamlessly access the MindTap suite of content and assessments for this course.

In MindTap, instructors can: Personalize the Learning Path to match the course syllabus by rearranging content, hiding sections, or appending original material to the textbook content Connect a Learning Management System portal to the online course and Reader Customize online assessments and assignments Track student progress and comprehension with the Progress app Promote student engagement through interactivity and exercises Additionally, students can listen to the text through ReadSpeaker, take notes and highlight content for easy reference, and check their understanding of the material.

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