5 Free Thermodynamics Textbooks

| September 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

So, since the school/university year has just started, let’s take a look at some more free eBooks. This time the subject is Thermodynamics. Here we have 5 free eBooks, including brief descriptions and download links (click on the title to download).

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: An intermediate Level Course

by Richard Fitzpatrick (2007)

It’s basically a set of lecture notes on advanced thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The list of subject includes classical thermodynamics, thermodynamics of the atmosphere, heat engines, specific heat capacities of solids, liquids, gases and more.


by George Hartley Bryan – Teubner (1907)

An introductory treatise dealing with first principles and their direct applications. Author adopted the principles of conservation and degradation of energy as the fundamental laws of thermodynamics, and deduced the ordinary forms of these laws. It’s quite an old textbook, but it still holds up quite nicely these days.

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics

by Karl Johnson (2009)

It’s a relatively short introduction to variables, Gibbs phase rule, work and processes and the laws of thermodynamics. The document contains lecture notes of 25 lectures and a set of homework problems. In addition there’s a short introduction to Matlab.

Thermodynamics — An Engineering Approach

by Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles (2005)

The 5th edition of Thermodynamics — An Engineering Approach by Yunus A. Cengel and Michael A. Boles is an introduction to thermodynamics for engineers. This book is now one of the to most widely adopted thermodynamics text in the U.S. and in the world.

Lecture Notes on Thermodynamics

by Joseph M. Powers (2010)

Lecture notes on the basic concepts of thermodynamics. Topics covered include: Properties of a pure substance; Work and heat; First law of thermodynamics; Second law of thermodynamics; Power and refrigeration systems; Theoretical foundations of classical thermodynamics.



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