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Fundamentals of thermodynamics, first and second law for open and closed systems, basics of heat transfer. Laboratory practices on thermodynamic system behavior.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: PHYS 1130/1140; and one of the following: (MATH 1220 or MATH 1700 or MATH 2000).
Credits: 2 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (1 - 3)
Performance Criteria Measured1
|Understanding of ideal gas law and its application in solving problems of thermodynamics systems.||a||
|Understanding of concepts of first and second laws of thermodynamics and their application in function of modern thermodynamic systems.||a*||
A4: Understands the use of scientific principles in engineering systems.
|Ability to utilize tables and charts of thermodynamic properties to solve problems.||b*||
B3: Uses appropriate engineering, science, and mathematical tools for decision making (OR, statics, materials).
|Understanding of modes of heat transfer and their application in function of thermodynamic systems.||a|
|Understanding of thermal efficiency of a thermodynamic system and its importance in engineering applications.||a|
|Able to measure properties in a system and verify corresponding thermodynamic principles.||b|
Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html
ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
Granet and Bluestein, Thermodynamics and heat power, 7th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
Cengel, Y. and Boles, M.; Thermodynamics An Engineering Approach; McGraw Hill Companies, 2011.
Western Michigan University
F-222 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Summer 2011