by Kenneth C. Weston

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  • Dedication and Prefaces
    1. Fundamentals of Energy Conversion
    2. Fundamentals of Steam Power
    3. Fuels and Combustion
    4. Aspects of Steam Power Plant Design
    5. Gas Turbines and Jet Engines
    6. Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
    7. The Wankel Rotary Engine
    8. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
    9. Advanced Systems: combined cycles, IGCC, cogeneration, turbofan engines, energy storage, and steam injected gas turbines
    10. Nuclear Power Plants
    11. Energy System Alternatives
      Part 1. Electromagnetic Principles, Batteries and Fuel Cells

      Part 2. MHD, Solar Energy, a Hydrogen Economy, Concluding Remarks
  • Appendices
  • Example Spreadsheets

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