Authors : B B Ghosh, Prokash Chandra Roy, Samir Ghosh & Satyajit Chakrabarti

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About the Author

B B Ghosh :-
Ex-Principal, Institute of Engineering and Management (IEM), Kolkata, was earlier professor of IIT Kharagpur and AICTE, Jadavpur University. He was a fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), a fellow of Society of Automotive Engineering, USA and was a visiting fellow of the Royal Society of London, UK in 1979. Prof. Ghosh published a large number of national and international papers to his credit and received many prestigious awards and gold medals.

Prokash Chandra Roy :-  
Prokash Chandra Roy is Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University. Earlier, he has taught at NIT Silchar, Assam. He has done his MS in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, and published a good number of research papers in international journals and proceedings.

Samir Ghosh :-
He is a lecturer at IEM, Salt Lake, Kolkata. He did his masters in engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, formerly known as BE College (Deemed University), Shibpur. He has 15 years of experience in teaching at the BTech level.

Satyajit Chakrabarti :-
He is Director, IEM, Salt Lake, Kolkata. He did his MBA from Missouri University, USA. He is a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Burdwan University and MTech from IIT Kharagpur.  Prof. Chakrabarti received an IETE Gold Medal for his contribution to Indian industrial electronics.

About the Book

Thermodynamics being one of the basic subjects in all engineering disciplines there are umpteen books on it. The main aim of this one is to make the subject effortless for the students and help them pass the examination with flying colours. For this reason, the text has been kept short and simple and the book provides a heavy dose of solved examples, MCQs, review questions and numerical problems to hone the problem-solving skills. It has been written in such a style that the students of all streams, be it mechanical, chemical, electrical or civil, will find it comprehensible.
The book covers the syllabuses of degree classes of most Indian universities. It is designed to serve both levels—the basic as well as applied thermodynamics—to give a new dimension to the learning of thermodynamics.


Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics • Work and Heat • First Law of Thermodynamics • Second Law of Thermodynamics • Entropy • Thermodynamic Availability • Properties of Pure Substances • Properties of Gases • Thermodynamic Relations • Vapour Power Cycle • Gas Power Cycles • Refrigeration Cycles • Psychrometrics • Reciprocating Air Compressors

Key Features

• More than 225 Solved Examples
• More than 240 MCQs
• More than 210 Review Questions
• More than 210 Numerical Problems