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PublisherMcGraw Hill
Publish YearJanuary 2008


Heat Transfer, published in 2007, is now in its 9th edition. This is one of the most popular books on this subject, and it comprehensively covers all fundamental principles. Written in a clear and to-the-point format, the book starts off with a list of symbols, followed by an introduction. The topic of heat transfer is mainly divided into three sections, namely conduction, convection, and radiation. Conduction is spread over three chapters which cover steady-state and unsteady-state conduction. The author has taken an analytical and numerical treatment approach to the topic, and has added many numerical examples. The next three chapters throw light on the principles of convection. Heat Transfer describes forced convection boundary layers, with a focus on empirical and practical relation. It also explains how natural systems operate, thus giving a physical look into the process of convection. This is then followed by information on radiation and specifically on the radiation-network method. The next topic covered is condensation and boiling, a chapter that focuses on these forms of heat transfer under varying conditions. The tenth chapter is titled Heat Exchangers, and it explains log mean temperature difference and lists out the various methods and effective approaches for calculation. This section is very useful to readers as it shows features that are advantageous to designers. The last chapter introduces students to mass transfer, with a focus on diffusion. It explains how heat, momentum, and mass transfers are interlinked to each other. A number of questions are listed at the end of each chapter. Some of them are routine problems in which the parameters need to be changed to solve them. The other types requires students to apply the fundamental principles of heat transfer to arrive at the solution. This textbook also contains 100 design-oriented problems, which are open ended. It allows readers to design systems as per their understanding of the subject. This ne