I'm starting an HVAC AAS program after a brainlet BS in Business Administration. This is from what I can tell a basic diagram of the refrigeration cycle, knowing this I need to try and understand more about how this works with various real world examples. My textbook (Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) is very broad and roughly 1800 pages. I have started compiling a list of books to read and to help understand what exactly is going on in this field.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to gain a better than average theoretical grasp on what is going on in these systems? Hearing my instructors and talking with them a bit, it appears that my earning potential depends on knowing more and being able to apply that knowledge. I am trying to target more of the industrial and very large commercial systems as that looks and feels like a better choice than servicing grandma's mini-split. I also have a potential job working with a large industrial refrigeration system that my employer uses, which is what pushed me into more schooling.
I suppose this thread could cover any other questions about refrigeration.