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MECH.2420 Thermodynamics (Formerly 22.242)

Id: 003803 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3

Description

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.

Prerequisites

MATH.1320 Calculus II, and CHEM.1210 Chemistry I, and Co-req or Pre-req: PHYS.2450 Physical Properties of Matter.

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