22.242 Thermodynamics


Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3803
Status Active

The first and second laws of thermodynamics are introduced and applied to the analysis of thermodynamic systems in terms of work, heat, energy transformation, and system efficiency. The use of tables, graphs, and equations of state is introduced to obtain various properties of pure substances. The concepts of work, heat and energy, as well as their relationships, are studied. The theory and application of reversible and irreversible thermodynamic process, Carnot cycles, and entropy are studied in relation to the energy analysis of engineering systems. Energy balances and ideal efficiencies of steady flow engineering systems are analyzed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 92.132 Calculus II, 95.245 Physical Properties of Matter, and 84.117 Sel. Topics in Chemistry or 84.121 Chemistry I.