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Thermodynamics and Engineering: An English Edition of a Fundamental Work that is Essential to the Aero‐Engine Designer

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 February 1950

Abstract

This is an excellent book. Coming as it does from the pen of a scientist who is also an experienced teacher it fulfils all that the author set out to accomplish. Of the existing books on Thermodynamics comparatively few have succeeded in presenting the subject in so attractive and palatable a fashion—attractive because the art of the true teacher illumines and embellishes the whole work and palatable because, while the average engineering student has very often viewed the study of thermodynamics as a form of forced labour due to the wrong approach, Dr Schmidt, who was Professor of Thermodynamics in the Engineering University of Brunswick, succeeds from the outset in focusing the reader's attention and whetting his curiosity. He then proceeds so to build up the fundamentals as to make the deeper theories and their application, which are so ably handled later in the book, a revelation of clarity and development.

Citation

N.S.M., (1950), "Thermodynamics and Engineering: An English Edition of a Fundamental Work that is Essential to the Aero‐Engine Designer", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 53-54. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031863

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MCB UP Ltd

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