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Introduction: Basic Definitions

  • Yaşar DemirelEmail author
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter introduces basic definitions, properties and units, hence builds a vocabulary and infrastructure before discussing the concept of energy and its various aspects. For example, definitions of systems and properties with various units are essential to understand the change of states during energy conversions in various processes. The chapter also discusses saturated, and superheated steam tables, steady-flow, isothermal, and adiabatic processes.


Internal Energy Saturation Pressure Extensive Property Superheated Steam Absolute Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nebraska LincolnLincolnUSA

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