This course is based on basic material supplied by us, some of which is contained in thisbooklet and some of which is available from the web-based Virtual LearningEnvironment,http://webct.eps.hw.ac.uk . Take your time to familiarise yourself with theonline material, as it contains material to be learned, for example in the folder ‘BasicNotes’, other material gathered by previous students, links to online resources, as wellas places where you have to complete course work.Other material is gathered by you during your studies for this module. It is expectedthat you use the following resources in your research as much as possible:-this booklet-the online notes-standard text books on Energy, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and otherengineering topics relevant to Energy. A list of some basic text books is given belowand in the ‘Library and Resources’ section in the online module.-Professional and scientific journals, as available in your library or work place-Online library resources provided to you from Heriot Watt Library through internetconnection and Athens Authentication, in particular:
Encyclopedia of Energy
. C. C. Cleveland, Elsevier, 2004
ISI World of Knowledge
, probably the most comprehensive citation index forengineering, science, and other research journal publications
Electronic scientific journals
The websites of organisations, e.g the
International Energy Agency
.Links to these resources are all available from the ‘Library and Resources’ section inthe online module.
The last few years have seen the publication or revision of a good number of textbookson various aspects energy, and any recommendation will be based on personalpreference. Books I have used include
G. Boyle, B. Everett and J. Ramage (Editors) (2003).
Energy systems and sustainability
. Open University. J. Ramage.
Energy: a guidebook
. Oxford University Press, 1997, 2nd edition.G. J. Aubrecht.
. Prentice-Hall, 1995, 2
edition, andE. S. Cassedy and P. Z. Grossman.
Introduction to Energy – Resources, Technology, and Society.
Cambridge University Press, 1998, 2
edition. James A McGovern:
The essence of Engineering Thermodynamics
, Prentice HallY. A. Çengel and R. H. Turner (2001).
Introduction to Thermal-Fluid Sciences
, McGraw-HillB.S. Massey (now B.S. Massey and Ward-Smith).
Mechanics of Fluids
, Chapman&Hall or StanleyThornes, now 7th or 8th edition.Edward Hughes (2002).
Hughes electrical and electronic technology
. Prentice Hall, 8th edition