What is the difference between Transport Phenomena first edition (1979) and second edition (2002)?
Which one do you recommend to be bought, taking into account that I am a student and that the first one is cheaper?
Taken from the Wiley page:
About the Revised 2nd Edition: Since the appearance of the second edition in 2002, the authors and numerous readers have found a number of errors--some major and some minor. In the Revised 2nd Edition the authors have endeavored to correct these errors. A new ISBN has been assigned to the Revised 2nd Edition in order to more easily identify the most correct version.
- Revised to include more extensive reference to applications of material covered and the addition of appendices.
- Expanded coverage of: transport properties in 2-phase systems, boundary-layer theory, heat/mass transfer coefficients, dimensional analysis and scaling
Concerning your issues with the English language used, your comment exhibits a good grasp of the English language and I would argue that a good understanding of Calculus is much more valuable than being a native English speaker for reading this book. Besides, many canonical literature is written in English and it would be good to get some practice in reading and understanding such texts. Good luck!