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Introduction to basic concepts and applications of thermodynamics in mechanical engineering.

Start Date: Jul 29, 2014 Topics: General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Cost: Free


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About this Course Note - This is an Archived course This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course. ME209x is a basic course in thermodynamics, designed for students of mechanical engineering. We will study the terms and concepts used in thermodynamics, with precise definitions. The three laws of thermodynamics (zeroth, first, and second) will be explored in detail, and the properties of materials will be studied. Many useful relations will be derived. The topics include: basic concepts and definitions the work interaction the first law, energy, and the heat interaction the zeroth law, temperature, and scales of temperature properties of gases and liquids, equations of state the second law, thermodynamic temperature scales, and entropy relations between properties open thermodynamic systems There will be emphasis on problem-solving. Students will need to spend significant effort on solving exercises. The course is designed for students in mechanical engineering. However, others (both engineers and scientists) are likely to find it useful. The course has also been found to be useful to teachers of thermodynamics.


  • Dates: Jul 29, 2014
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: M D Atrey, Upendra Bhandarkar, Uday N. Gaitonde
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: EdX
  • Topics: General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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