20L304Q Engineering Thermodynamics (B)

(2 Credits, 32 Hours; Course Category: Specialty Elective Course; Specialty: Mechanical Engineering; Prerequisite: Calculus; College Physics)
Engineering Thermodynamics is an exciting and fascinating subject that deals with energy, which is essential for sustenance of life, and thermodynamics has long been an essential part of engineering curricula all over the world. Thermodynamics is important and very useful for us to understand the real activities around us. It is a subject that deals with energy, energy transfer,energy transformations, and relationships among the properties of matter. It has a broad application area ranging from microscopic organisms to common household appliances, transportation vehicles, power generation systems, and even philosophy. The objectives are as follows:
• To cover the basic concepts and principles of thermodynamics.
• To present a wealth of real-world engineering examples to give students a feeling of how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice.
• To develop an intuitive understanding of thermodynamics by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments.
It is our hope that this course, through its careful explanations of concepts and its use of numerous practical examples and figures, helps students develop the necessary skills to bridge the gap between knowledge and the confidence to properly apply knowledge.