Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME 201

Thermodynamics

Fall 2014

 

Instructor: Craig W. Somerton
Office: 2439 EB
Phone: 353-6733
Hours: 
MWF 10:30-11:30, TuTh 2-3 or by appointment
E-mail: somerton@egr.msu.edu

 

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Thermodynamic Haikus

by
Craig W. Somerton

Thermodynamics
Is all about energy
Work and heat also

First Law of Thermo
Energy change is equal
To heat minus work

Thermo’s Second Law
Universe entropy change
Is always growing

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Property Evaluator

About the Course

In this course we will learn about the following concepts and their applications to real world engineering systems:

Conservation of Mass

Conservation of Energy

Rules of Reality

Two theme problems will be used throughout the course to demonstrate the relevance of thermodynamics and the connectedness of the topics covered.
Theme Problem #1: Jet Aircraft Engine

Theme Problem #2: Household Refrigerator

Course Announcements

  • Please download the “Incompressible Substance Tables in SI Units”  and "Steam Tables in SI Units) handouts from the course web site and bring it to class on Wednesday, 9/10.
  •  Please download the “ Ideal Gas Tables in SI Units” handout from the course web site and bring it to class on Monday, 9/8.




          











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