Principles of Energetics

Based on Applications de la thermodynamique du non-équilibre by P. Chartier, M. Gross, and K. S. Spiegler

  • K. S. Spiegler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. K. S. Spiegler
    Pages 1-18
  3. K. S. Spiegler
    Pages 19-41
  4. K. S. Spiegler
    Pages 43-56
  5. K. S. Spiegler
    Pages 57-76
  6. K. S. Spiegler
    Pages 83-96
  7. K. S. Spiegler
    Pages 97-107
  8. K. S. Spiegler
    Pages 109-119
  9. K. S. Spiegler
    Pages 121-129
  10. K. S. Spiegler
    Pages 131-140
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 141-170

About this book


The purpose of this book is to lay the groundwork for the analysis and the design of processes with a view to energetic efficiency. Energetics is used in the original sense of the engineer W. J. M. Rankine (Proc. Roy. Philosoph. Soc. of Glasgow III, 381 [1955]) and the physical chemist J. N. Br\3nsted (Principles and Problems in Energetics, Interscience, New York, 1955), i.e., the macroscopic description of the flows of different forms of energy, and the general laws governing the mutual transforma­ tions of these flows. The prerequisite for the use of the book is a conventional course in equilibrium thermodynamics as usually taken in the junior (third) col­ lege year. The author believes that while knowledge about equilibria is essential, most engineers and many scientists are mostly interested in systems in which equilibrium has not yet been reached. In such systems, flow phenomena such as heat, mass and electricity transfer, as well as chemical reactions, can take place, and it is important to know the driv­ ing forces and laws governing the interactions of these flows.


Chemical reaction Chemische Reaktion Energie Filtration Thermodynamik Transporter Transporterscheinung dynamics electricity energy heat reactions thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • K. S. Spiegler
    • 1
  1. 1.College of EngineeringUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-95436-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-95434-4
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