Combining theory, real-world applications, experimental methods, and mathematical rigor, this comprehensive guide provides a solid and rational introduction to the scientific, mathematical, and empirical methods for treating heat and mass transfer phenomena, and supplies the tools necessary for assessing and solving a variety of contemporary engineering problems. Reviews basic thermodynamic concepts, and offers detailed chapters on steady state conduction, transient conduction, forced convection, free convection, the nature of radiation, heat exchangers and heat pipes, and phase change heat transfer. Uses a real-world design and practical orientation throughout, presenting derivations, discussions, and example problems in a reality-based context, without compromising rigor, accuracy, or content. Shows the convenience of various numerical methods to analyze more complicated situations involving heat and/or mass transfer, and outlines the derivations of important equations or results to give readers a concise argument and to help demonstrate the rational basis for those results. For professionals in mechanical engineering, manufacturing, and industrial technology.