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Raymond P. Golingo
A A 260
Seattle Campus

Thermodynamics

Introduction to the basic principles of thermodynamics from a macroscopic point of view. Emphasis on the First and Second Laws and the State Principle, problem solving methodology. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either CHEM 140, CHEM 142, CHEM 144, or CHEM 145; minimum grade of 2.0 in either MATH 126, MATH 129, or MATH 136; minimum grade of 2.0 in PHYS 121. Offered: SpS.

Class description

Introduction to the basic principles of thermodynamics from a macroscopic point of view. Emphasis on the First and Second Laws and the State Principle, problem solving methodology.

Student learning goals

Determine properties of real substances, such as steam and refrigerant 134-a, and ideal gases from either tabular data or equations of state.

Analyze processes involving ideal gases and real substances as working fluids in both closed systems and open systems or control volumes to determine process diagrams, apply the first law of thermodynamics to perform energy balances, and determine heat and work transfers.

Analyze systems and control volumes through the application of the second law.

Analyze basic Otto, Rankine, and Brayton cycles.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Raymond P. Golingo
Date: 03/31/2014