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Fall 2017-2018
* MAE 221 / ENE 221 (STL)   na, npdf

Thermodynamics

Lamyaa El-Gabry

Heat and work in physical systems. Concepts of energy conversion and entropy, primarily from a macroscopic viewpoint. Efficiency of different thermodynamic cycles, with applications to everyday life including both renewable and classical energy sources. 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, 8th Ed.

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

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Design Project - 15%
Problem set(s) - 15%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

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

Other information:
MAE CONCENTRATORS: 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
21704 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W F   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:59 Limit:72
21700 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J209   Enrolled:17 Limit:18
21701 B02 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J209   Enrolled:18 Limit:19
21702 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J209   Enrolled:13 Limit:18
21703 B04 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J209   Enrolled:11 Limit:18
21705 C01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm M   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:59 Limit:72