Department of Mechanical Engineering
ME 201
Thermodynamics
Spring 2012



Hours: Mon 11:3012:30, Tues 23, Wed 11:3012:30, Th 34, Fri 910 or by appointment 

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by
Craig W. SomertonThermodynamics
Is all about energy
Work and heat alsoFirst Law of Thermo
Energy change is equal
To heat minus workThermo’s Second Law
Universe entropy change
Is always growing
About the Course
In this course we will learn about the following concepts and their applications to real world engineering systems:
Two theme problems will be used throughout the course to demonstrate the relevance of thermodynamics and the connectedness of the topics covered.Conservation of MassConservation of Energy
Rules of Reality
Theme Problem #1: Jet Aircraft EngineTheme Problem #2: Household Refrigerator
 The Final Exam for the course is scheduled for Friday, May 4 from 10 am to 12 noon in 2250 EB. It is comprehensive and will cover all of the material covered in homeworks 1 through 21. For students who have a final exam right before ours, there will a second offering of our final exam from 1:303:30 on Friday, May 5 in 2400 EB.
 There will be a review session for the Final Exam on Thursday, May 3 starting at 6 pm in 2400 Engineering Building. The focus of the review session will be to work through the practice exam.
 Exam #4 is scheduled for Monday, April 23. It will cover:
2nd Law Analysis for Processes
Isentropic Efficincy
Steam Power Cycles
Internal Combustion Engine Cycles
There is a good quantity of material on the
ME 201 web site to help students
prepare for the exam. These include:
Homeworks 17, 18 ,19, and 20
Solutions 17, 18 ,19, and 20
Second Law Practice Problems (probs. 3 & 8)
Cycle Analysis Practice Problems
Old Exam #4
Old Exam #4 Answers
 There will be a review session for Exam #4 on Sunday, April 22 starting at 5 pm in 2400 Engineering Building. The focus of the review session will be to work through the practice exam.
Thursday, 4/19 67 in 1145 EB
 Extra Help Sessions are scheduled as follows:
It will focus on Transient System Energy Analysis
 Exam #3 is scheduled for Monday, April 2. It will cover:
Energy Analysis for Transient Systems
2nd Law Analysis for Thermodynamic Machines
There is a good quantity of material on the
ME 201 web site to help students
prepare for the exam including homework
solutions, practice problems, and
a practice exam.
 There will be a review session for Exam #3 on Sunday, April 1 starting at 5 pm in 2400 Engineering Building. The focus of the review session will be to work through the practice exam.
Tuesdays 910 in 1225 EB
 Extra Help Sessions are scheduled as follows:
Thursdays 45 in 3400 EB
Boundary Work
 Exam #2 will be on Wednesday, February 29. It will be open textbook and open notes. It will cover:
Energy Analysis for Closed Systems
Energy Analysis for Control Volume Systems
There is a good quantity of material on the
ME 201 web site to help students
prepare for the exam including homework
solutions, practice problems, and
a practice exam.
 There will be a review session for Exam #2 on Tuesday, February 28 starting at 6 pm in 1281 Anthony Hall. The focus of the review session will be to work through the practice exam.
Conservation of Mass
 Exam #1 will be on Friday, February 10. It will be open textbook and open notes. It will cover:
Property Evaluation for Ideal Gases,
Incompressible Substances, and
Phase Change Substances
There is a good quantity of material on the
ME 201 web site to help students
prepare for the exam including homework
solutions, practice problems, and
a practice exam.
 There will be a review session for Exam #1 on Thursday, February 9 starting at 6 pm in 1281 Anthony Hall. The focus of the review session will be to work through the practice exam.
