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A practical comprehensive reference useful in industry and research for scientists, engineers, and graduate students working in the field of heat transfer and thermal radiation.

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of Thermal Radiation 2. Radiative Property Predictions from Electromagnetic Wave Theory 3. Radiative Properties of Real Surfaces 4. View Factors 5. Radiative Exchange Between Gray, Diffuse Surfaces 6. Radiative Exchange Between Partially-Specular Gray Surfaces 7. Radiative Exchange Between Nonideal Surfaces 8. Surface Radiative Exchange in the Presence of Conduction and Convection 9. The Equation of Radiative Transfer in Participating Media 10. Radiative Properties of Molecular Gases 11. Radiative Properties of Particulate Media 12. Radiative Properties of Semitransparent Media 13. Exact Solutions for One-Dimensional Gray Media 14. Approximate Solution Methods for One-Dimensional Media 15. The Method of Spherical Harmonics (PN-Approximation) 16. The Method of Discrete Ordinates (SN-Approximation) 17. The Zonal Method 18. The Treatment of Collimated Irradiation 19. The Treatment of Nongray Extinction Coefficients 20. The Monte Carlo Method for Thermal Radiation 21. Radiation Combined with Conduction and Convection 22. Inverse Radiative Heat Transfer A. Constants and Conversion Factors B. Tables for Radiative Properties of Opaque Surfaces C. Blackbody Emissive Power Table D. View Factor Catalogue E. Exponential Integral Functions F. Computer Codes Author Index Subject Index

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Shaffer and George Professor of Engineering School of EngineeringUniversity of California, Merced

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Jennifer X. Wen, Kingston University, UK: "This book can simply be summed up as the 'bible' for thermal radiation and its calculation methods." "I expect to see it on the bookshelf of every university and major research laboratory." "Because of the level of details the book has gone into in each specific topic, this book will be especially suitable for occasions where students are expected to read extensively outside the classroom as part of the syllabus." Andrei Fedorov, Georgia Tech: "The book is up-to-date and provides excellent coverage." "Excellent writing style with nice historical highlights. The most important asset of the book is its clear and consistent notation used throughout the manuscript. It is probably the most comprehensive treatment of the topic that is currently in existence. It has up-to-date bibliography and very sound treatment of electromagnetism foundation of thermal radiation." Peter Wong, Tufts University: "Modest has compiled together a comprehensive and detailed understanding in thermal radiative heat transfer for graduate students and practicing engineers." Yildiz Bayazitoglu, Rice University: "Very much up to date and has a good selection of topics." "Comprehensive, detailed, but simplified." "The author presented the radiative heat transfer and its interactions with other modes of heat transfer in a coherent and integrated manner emphasizing the fundamentals...The book is directed towards the graduate level students as well as towards the scientists and engineers already engaged in subject matter."

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