This is unofficial corrections for answers in Schaum's Outline of Thermodynamics for Engineers. These corrections come from User:Lonny. Please feel free to add correction or critiques of these corrections.

## Book Details

Schaum's Outline of Thermodynamics for Engineers, 2ed (Schaum's Outline Series)
Merle Potter (Author), Ph.D., Craig Somerton (Author)
Publication Date: May 20, 2009 | ISBN-10: 0071611673 | ISBN-13: 978-0071611671 | Edition: 2

## Erratum

### 1.19e

Convert ${\frac {200ft\cdot lb_{f}}{sec}}$ to watts

Givens:
• ${\frac {1ft\cdot lb_{f}}{sec}}=1.356W$ Book says the answer is 2,712W
Should be: ${\frac {200ft\cdot lb_{f}}{sec}}\times {\frac {1.356W\cdot sec}{ft\cdot lb_{f}}}=271.2W$ In addition, with proper significant figures, this should probably be just 271W.

### 2.20

A rigid vessel contains water at 400oF. Heat is added so that the water passes through the critical point. Find the quality at 440oF.

Givens:
• At critical point, $v={\frac {0.05053ft^{3}}{lb_{m}}}$ • At 440oF, $v_{f}={\frac {0.019260ft^{3}}{lb_{m}}}$ • At 440oF, $v_{g}={\frac {1.2192ft^{3}}{lb_{m}}}$ If it is a rigid vessel the specific volume cannot change. There is only one specific volume at the critical point.
Book says: 0.01728
Should be: [itex]x=\frac{v-v_f}{v_g-v_f}=\frac{0.05053 - 0.01926}{1.2192 - 0.01926}=0.02606

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