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The Nature of Motive Force

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ISBN-13:
9783642544705
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.10.2014
Seiten:
170
Autor:
Achintya Kumar Pramanick
Gewicht:
412 g
Format:
246x163x17 mm
Serie:
Heat and Mass Transfer
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Proposes the law of motive force as a fundamental law of nature and establishes its relation to other laws and principles in thermodynamics
Introduction.- Conductive Heat Transport Systems.- Conjugate Heat Transport Systems.- Fluid Flow Systems.- Natural Heat Engine.- Real Heat Engine.
In this monograph Prof. Pramanick explicates the law of motive force, a fundamental law of nature that can be observed and appreciated as an addition to the existing laws of thermodynamics. This unmistakable and remarkable tendency of nature is equally applicable to all other branches of studies. He first conceptualized the law of motive force in 1989, when he was an undergraduate student. Here he reports various applications of the law in the area of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics, and shows how it is possible to solve analytically century-old unsolved problems through its application. This book offers a comprehensive account of the law and its relation to other laws and principles, such as the generalized conservation principle, variational formulation, Fermat's principle, Bejan's constructal law, entropy generation minimization, Bejan's method of intersecting asymptotes and equipartition principle. Furthermore, the author addresses some interrelated fundamental problems of contemporary interest, especially to thermodynamicists, by combining analytical methods, physical reasoning and the proposed law of motive force. This foundational work is a valuable reading for both students and researchers in exact as well as non-exact sciences and, at the same time, a pleasant learning experience for the novice.