# E 115

Course Title:

Engineering Thermodynamics

Course Units:

4

Catalog Description:

- Fundamental laws of thermodynamics for simple substances; application to flow processes and to nonreacting mixtures; statistical thermodynamics of ideal gases and crystalline solids; chemical and materials thermodynamics; multiphase and multicomonent equilibria in reacting systems; electrochemistry.

Course Prerequisite:

- Mathematics including understanding of partial derivatives and ability to solve algebraic equations mathematically
- Lower-division thermodynamics (at the level of freshman chemistry and sophomore physics courses)

Course Objectives:

- Present to the students the basis of the first and second laws of thermodynamics
- Explain the terminology of thermodynamics: system, properties, processes, reversibility, equilibrium, phases, components
- Apply the first and second laws to open and closed systems
- Introduce heat engines and their application to power cycles
- Treat solution thermodynamics and application to phase diagrams
- Cover chemical thermodynamics

Course Outcomes:

- Understand and analyze processes: isothermal, isobaric, isentropic, cyclic
- Analyze steam power cycles for electricity production
- Use equations of state for nonideal gases and solids
- Apply equilibrium criteria to isolated systems and to chemical/materials systems
- Relate thermodynamic properties via partial derivatives, Maxwell's relations
- Be able to interpret phase diagrams of binary systems from free energy vs composition curves
- Solve for equilibrium compositions in homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical reactions

Topics Covered:

- Concepts and definitions
- Equations of state and the steam tables
- Applications of the First and Second laws to processes in closed systems
- Heat engines, power cycles and the thermodynamics of open systems
- Free energy and the criterion of equilibrium
- Phase equilibrium in one - component systems
- Thermodynamic relations
- Mixtures and solutions
- Binary phase equilibrium and phase diagrams
- Chemical thermodynamics
- Electrochemistry and aqueous equilibria
- Biothermodynamics