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Author Pramanick, Achintya Kumar, author

Title The nature of motive force / Achintya Kumar Pramanick
Published Heidelberg : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 141 pages) : illustrations
Series Heat and Mass Transfer, 1860-4846
Heat and mass transfer. 1860-4846
Contents Introduction -- Conductive Heat Transport Systems -- Conjugate Heat Transport Systems -- Fluid Flow Systems -- Natural Heat Engine -- Real Heat Engine
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed Sept. 4, 2014)
Subject Thermodynamics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3642544703 (print)
3642544711 (electronic bk.)
9783642544705 (print)
9783642544712 (electronic bk.)