Preface. Energy and Its Resources.
Energy. Classification of energy. Energy resources. Concept of life cycle model. Natural energy. Energy Conversion.
Matrix of energy conversions. Quasi static process. Thermoelectric type conversions. Dynamic conversion. Photon energy conversions. Evaluation of Energy.
Exergy. Cost evaluation. Energy Systems.
Energy transfer system. Examples of energy systems. Energy Storage. Energy transport. Frontier Energy Conversions.
General survey. Entropy reduction systems. Entropy production minimum systems. Innovation of systems. Appendices.
Nomenclature and units. Physical constants. SI base and SI derived units. Conversion of energy units (A). Conversion of energy units (B). Energy consumption of some manufacturing industries. References. Indices.
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