For Students: How to Access and Use this Textbook

This textbook is available in the following formats:

  • Online webbook. You can read this textbook online on a computer or mobile device in one of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.
  • PDF. You can download this book as a PDF to read on a computer (Digital PDF) or print it out (Print PDF).
  • Mobile. If you want to read this textbook on your phone or tablet, you can use the EPUB (eReader) file.

You can access the online webbook and download any of the formats for free from the book’s website. Look for the “Download this book” drop-down menu and select the file type that you would like to download.


Comparison of different formats

Format Internet required? Device Required apps Features
Online webbook Yes Computer, tablet, phone An Internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari) Option to enlarge text;

Compatible with browser text-to-speech tools;

Ability to see enlarged equations and images when hovering the mouse over an equation or image

PDF No Computer, printer (for print copy only) Adobe Reader (for reading on a computer) or a printer Ability to highlight and annotate the text. If reading on the computer, you can zoom in
EPUB No Computer, tablet, phone An eReader app Option to enlarge text, change font style, size, and colour

Tips for Using this Textbook

  • Search the textbook
    • If using the online webbook, you can use the search bar in the top right corner to search the entire book for a key word or phrase. To search a specific chapter, open that chapter and use your browser’s search feature by hitting [Cntr] + [f] on your keyboard if using a Windows computer or [Command] + [f] if using a Mac computer.
    • The [Cntr] + [f] and [Command] + [f] keys will also allow you to search PDF and EPUB files if you are reading them on a computer.
    • If using an book app to read this textbook, the app should have a built-in search tool.
  • Navigate the textbook
    • This textbook has a table of contents to help you navigate through the book easier. If using the online webbook, you can find the full table of contents on the book’s homepage or by selecting “Contents” from the top menu when you are in a chapter.
  • Annotate the textbook
    • If you would like to highlight or write on your textbooks, you can do so by getting a print copy, using the Digital PDF in Adobe Reader, or using the highlighting tools in eReader apps.
  • Display high-resolution, accessible equations
    • All equations are written in LaTeX and are rendered using MathJax. They can be displayed as enlarged, high-resolution, and accessible equations in pop-up windows. To enable such display, right-click any equation in the book, then select “Math Settings”, “Zoom Trigger”, and then “Hover”. You only need to set this setting once, and all equations in the book will show in pop-up windows when you hover a mouse over the equation in the webbook.
  • Display enlarged images
    • Most images have hyperlinks. If using the online webbook, you can click an image. A separate tab will open to show the enlarged or more detailed image.
  • Study the glossary terms
    • You can access the glossary terms in the section “Glossary” or in each chapter. If using the online webbook, you can hover your mouse over a glossary term. A small pop up window will display the definition of the glossary term.
  • Assess your learning
    • Each section of the book consists of practice problems. You can receive immediate feedback on your mastery of key concepts by practicing those problems.


This section is partially adapted from Introduction to Drafting and AutoCAD 2D by Wally Baumback, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.


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Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics Copyright © 2022 by Claire Yu Yan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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