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Prof. Zig Herzog
Prerequisites : Completed and passed Chem 110 (Chem 12), Math 141
Course Objectives:Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Explain the thermodynamic definitions and vocabulary given in the text
and in class in both a written and spoken context.
- Properly use the thermodynamic terminology from the text in both a
written and spoken context.
- Write the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics.
- Explain the First and Second Laws in her or his own words to someone
not familiar with the material.
- Solve simple single-answer problems using the First Law.
- Translate complex word problems into an orderly and logical problem
- Exhibit the problem solving skills which are necessary to solve
thermodynamic problems and is proficient in their use.
- Obtain thermodynamic data necessary to solve thermodynamic problems
and when necessary use appropriate approximations.
- Make appropriate assumptions when applying the First Law to
a "real-world" problem.
- Identify the solution strategy required to solve a thermodynamic
- Apply the Second Law to determine the performance limitations of
a given thermodynamic system.
- Solve problems requiring both the First and Second Laws.
- Apply thermodynamic concepts to describe the performance of the
individual components of an engineering system, e.g. a power plant,
a jet engine, etc., and then relate that information to the overall
performance of the entire system.
- Solve problems which have multiple solution strategies and justify
their choice of strategy.
- Understand the relationship of thermodynamics to other engineering
and non-engineering disciplines.
- Demonstrate professionalism in interactions with colleagues,
faculty, and staff.
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