Thermodynamics

Numbering Code U-LAS12 10010 LE57 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Mainly 1st year students Target Student For science students
Language English Day/Period Fri.2
Instructor name KHAYYER ABBAS (Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of thermodynamics and their applications in science and engineering.
Course Goals The aim of this course is to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of thermodynamics and their applications in science and engineering.

As the main outcomes of this course students should
I. Gain a comprehensive understanding of thermodynamic principles and be able to apply them to engineering problem solving
II. Be able to quantify energy transfer in thermodynamic systems
Schedule and Contents The following topics will be covered in this course:

Lecture 1) Introduction and areas of application of thermodynamics
Lecture 2) State of equilibrium, thermodynamic property of substance (equation of state, heat capacity), heat and work, state variables, quasi-static processes
Lecture 3) First Law of Thermodynamics, equivalence of heat and work, internal energy, Thermodynamic processes
Lecture 4) Heat Engines and Introduction to Second Law of Thermodynamics
Lecture 5) Second Law of Thermodynamics, Kelvin-Planck statement, Clausius statement, perpetual motion
Lecture 6) Entropy and the Clausius Inequality
Lecture 7) Carnot Engine, Carnot Efficiency
Lecture 8) Principle of increase of entropy, entropy variation for an ideal gas
Lecture 9) Exergy and introduction to Thermodynamic Potentials
Lecture 10) Thermodynamic potentials and property relations, Enthalpy
Lecture 11) Helmholtz Free Energy, Gibbs Free Energy
Lecture 12) Summary of thermodynamic property relations, derivation and application of Maxwell relations
Lecture 13) Heat capacity in differential forms, the Joule-Thomson effect
Lecture 14) Phase transition, the Clapeyron equation, the Clapeyron-Clausius equation
* The lectures will be followed by Final Exam (Week 15) and then Feedback (Week 16).
** For Feedback the answers to Final Exam will be sent to Students using KULASIS in a few hours after the exam and students can visit instructor's office on the Feedback day (one week after final exam) for discussions towards comprehensive learning.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluation is based on
1) Final Exam (50 points),
2) Classroom discussions, assignments and quizzes (50 points)

- Students being absent for 5 lectures or more will not be credited.
Course Requirements Having taken the course "Fundamental Physics A" is preferable.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) - After each class students are encouraged to review the handouts and presentation files thoroughly, and work on the given assignments
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