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Introductory Transport Phenomena 1st Edition by R. Byron Bird, ISBN-13: 978-1118775523

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Introductory Transport Phenomena 1st Edition by R. Byron Bird, ISBN-13: 978-1118775523
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784 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 111877552X
ISBN-13: 978-1118775523

Introductory Transport Phenomena by R. Byron Bird, Warren E. Stewart, Edwin N. Lightfoot, and Daniel Klingenberg is a new introductory textbook based on the classic Bird, Stewart, Lightfoot text, Transport Phenomena. The authors’ goal in writing this book reflects topics covered in an undergraduate course. Some of the rigorous topics suitable for the advanced students have been retained.

The text covers topics such as: the transport of momentum; the transport of energy and the transport of chemical species. The organization of the material is similar to Bird/Stewart/Lightfoot, but presentation has been thoughtfully revised specifically for undergraduate students encountering these concepts for the first time.

Devoting more space to mathematical derivations and providing fuller explanations of mathematical developments—including a section of the appendix devoted to mathematical topics—allows students to comprehend transport phenomena concepts at an undergraduate level.

About the Author

R. Byron Bird is a chemical engineer and professor emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is known for his research in transport phenomena of non-Newtonian fluids, including fluid dynamics of polymers, polymer kinetic theory, and rheology (Rheology is the study of the flow of matter, primarily in a liquid state, but also as “soft solids” or solids under conditions in which they respond with plastic flow rather than deforming elastically in response to an applied force).

Warren E. Stewart is the author of Introductory Transport Phenomena, published by Wiley.

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