Department of Mechanical Engineering
ME 201
Thermodynamics
Fall 2014



Hours: MWF 10:3011:30, TuTh 23 or by appointment 

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Many of the files available from this site are in pdf format and will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. To download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader click below:Thermodynamic Haikus
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
 Exam #2 will be on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. It will cover:
Conservation of Energy: Closed Systems
Conservation of Energy: Control Volume Systems Conservation of Energy: Transient Systems
Thermodynamc Machines, including Carnot Cycle machines
There are several study aids on the web for these topics. Among them are:
 1st Law Practice Problems
1st Law Practice Problems Set 2
Transient System Practice Problems
Second Law Practice Problems, probelms 2,4,5,7
Old Exam #2
Old Exam #2 Solutions Old Exam #3
 Old Exam #3 Answers, problem 2
The exam will be open notes, including course web postings. Books, computers, and phones will not be allowed. Any calculator may be used.
There will be a review session on Tuesday, November 4 at 6 pm in 2400 EB. The focus of the review session will be the Old Exams.
 Exam #1 will be on Monday, October 6, 2014. It will cover:
Conservation of Mass
Property Evaluation
Boundary Work
There are several study aids on the web for these topics. Among them are:
Conservation of Mass Practice Problems
Ideal Gas Practice Problems
Property Evaluation Practice Problems
Property Evaluation Practice Problems #2
1st Law Practice Problems, Problems 1 and 6
Old Exam #1
Old Exam #1 Answers
The exam will be open notes, including course web postings. Books, computers, and phones will not be allowed. Any calculator may be used.
There will be a review session on Sunday, October 5 at 5 pm at a site to be determined. The focus of the review session will be the Old Exam.
 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.
