Course Description

This course covers major topics related to thermodynamic systems. Students will learn to identify the control mass and control volume in thermodynamic problems, calculate properties of pure substances map and analyze processes on T-V, P-V, and T-S diagrams, apply the first and second laws of thermodynamics to control mass and control volume processes, and use the Carnot thermodynamic cycle to calculate the limits of the thermal efficiency.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to
  1. Analyze different thermodynamic systems by identifying control mass and control volume, calculating properties of air substances, and mapping different processes.
  2. Apply the first and second laws of thermodynamics for control mass and control volume.
  3. Evaluate the limits of thermal efficiency in real thermodynamic cycles using the Carnot cycle.

Course Content

The following topics will be covered in lecture
  1. Concepts and Definitions
  2. Properties of Pure Substances
  3. First Law of Thermodynamics
  4. Second Law of Thermodynamics