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First texts

  1. Nov 7, 2008 #1

    What are good first texts in mass and heat transfer, material and energy balances, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics?

    I was recommended Felder and Rosseau, and Incropera and Dewitt. However, no books have been recommended for fluids and thermo and the consensus on amazon seems to be that Incropera and Dewitt is good for heat but not mass transfer.

    I would like to know what other good books are out there. Is Denn good? Does the BSL cover all of the above material? Would it be suitable for a first course?

    Also, I've heard of a Richardson and Coulson but I'm assuming it doesn't cover the above.
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  3. Nov 7, 2008 #2


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    First of all, I concur totally with the suggestion of Incropera and DeWitt.

    I used Munson, Young, and Okiishi's Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics in undergrad. It's solid and has a lot of good mass and energy balance material.
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