Intermediate Thermodynamics Syllabus  
Course Objectives, Policies, and Grading
01.18.12
Weekly schedule
1.  Introduction to thermodynamics. Definition of pressure, temperature, number density.
2.  Derivation of ideal gas law from newtonian mechanics. Assignment #1.
3.  First law of thermo. Definition of work, heat, internal energy and enthalpy. Isentropic, adiabatic processes. Isentropic relationship. Assignment #2.
4.  Conservation of mass. Control volume approach. Assignment #3.
5.  Conservation of energy for an open system in control volume form. Assignment #4.
6.  Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics. Reversible and irreversible processes. Assignment #5.
7.  Example problems in preparation for the midterm quiz. Midterm quiz.
8.  Midterm break
9.  Non-ideal equations of state (van der Waals, Berthelot, Redlich-Kwong), phase change, critical temperature and pressure, and generalized compressibility charts. Assignment #6.
10.  Maxwell relations and how to use them with non-ideal equations of state. Assignment #7.
11.  Gaseous mixtures. Relative humidity. Wet-bulb and dry-bulb temperature.
12.  Humidity ratio. Psychrometric charts. Adiabatic saturation. Assignment #8.
13.  Chemical thermodynamics. Enthalpy of formation. Heat released in a combustion process. Stoichiometric fuel-air ratio. Assignment #9.
14.  Example problems in preparation for the final exam.
15.  Final exam
08.02.18
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