Catalogue 2012 - 2013

ME 303 Thermodynamics I


3 cr.


CHEM 105 and MATH 235.

Course Description

This introductory course is offered to both Mechanical Engineering majors and non-majors and is intended to familiarize students with the fundamental concept of the first and second law of thermodynamics. Students will learn how to determine the thermodynamic properties of real and ideal substances by using thermodynamic property tables and mathematical relationships. The concepts of energy, heat, work, entropy, reversible, and irreversible processes are introduced and applied to real engineering systems and thermodynamic cycles. Students are expected to use software packages to perform the assigned computer projects. Quizzes, homework assignments, a midterm, and a final exam will be used to assess a student's performance.