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Fall 2010-2011
* MAE 221 (ST)   na, npdf

Thermodynamics

Daniel M. Nosenchuck

Heat and work in physical systems. Concepts of energy conversion and entropy, primarily from a macroscopic viewpoint. Thermodynamic potentials and chemical equilibrium. Applications to engines, heat pumps, and fuel cells. In the laboratory, students will carry out experiments in the fields of analog electronics and thermodynamics.

Sample reading list:
Moran & Shapiro, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 5th Ed.

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly reading assignments and problem sets, about 9 hours per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 40%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 103 and MAT 201. MAT 201 may be taken concurrently..

Other information:
FOR MAE CONCENTRATORS ONLY, a combined laboratory grade will be issued in the spring laboratory course MAE 224, which includes the laboratory work of both MAE 221 and MAE 224.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22559 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W F   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:63 Limit:70
22551 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J209   Enrolled:17 Limit:18
22553 B02 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J209   Enrolled:14 Limit:18
22555 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J209   Enrolled:18 Limit:19
22557 B04 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J209   Enrolled:14 Limit:18
22561 C01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm M   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:63 Limit:72