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AME 20231 - Thermodynamics, Spring 2013

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Author: Joseph M. Powers
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Thermodynamics" in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. This course will consider the fundamental science of classical thermodynamics and its practical applications. Problem solving will be emphasized, including problem formulation, analytic, and computational solutions. Topics include the first law of thermodynamics, work, heat, properties of substances and state equations, the second law of thermodynamics and applications to engineering systems.
Notre Dame Power Plant

Thermodynamics

Professor Joseph M. Powers, Ph.D.

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame

Course Structure: 50 minute classes, 3 times per week

Power plant near St. Joseph’s Lake on the University of Notre Dame campus. Photo credit: J.M.Powers,

Course Description

This course will consider the fundamental science of classical thermodynamics and its practical applications. Problem solving will be emphasized, including problem formulation, analytic, and computational solutions. Topics include the first law of thermodynamics, work, heat, properties of substances and state equations, the second law of thermodynamics and applications to engineering systems.

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