Thermodynamics 1

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What is Thermodynamics?

Thermo is the branch of physics that deals with temperature and pressure and how they are related to work and energy.   Thermodynamics applies to a wide variety of applications such as combustion engines,  heating, and air conditioning systems, and jet propulsion, along with many, many others.

Who should enroll in this course?

  1. Engineering students wanting to get a head start on an upcoming Thermo course
  2. Students currently taking Thermo who need extra examples and explanations
  3. Students and professionals who are preparing to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
  4. Anyone with an interest in learning about work and energy

How’s this course different from the other online Thermo courses? Why should I enroll in this course?

This course covers all the topics needed to gain an understanding of the basics of thermodynamics.  We will cover:

  1. Pressure and temperature
  2. Work and energy of closed systems
  3. Steam Tables
  4. Enthalpy
  5. Compressibility charts
  6. Ideal gas model
  7. Mass flow rates
  8. Work and energy of control volumes
  9. Thermodynamic efficiencies
  10. Entropy
  11. And more!

What sets this course apart from others is the number of worked examples. Being an instructor of Thermodynamics for many years, I understand the need for examples. So many instructors simply show a solution to a problem or only solve it halfway and just assume the student knows how to finish it.

This used to be one of my biggest frustrations as a student so I can relate when I hear today’s students complain about this. To prevent this frustration, this course has many, many fully-worked example problems in a range of difficulty levels. I also don’t assume you know more than you do. We start with the basics and work our way up to more complex material.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner engineering students. This course is equivalent to an introductory Thermodynamics course.
  • Anyone interested in learning about the relationships between pressure, temperature, and fluid flow
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What Will You Learn?

  • Utilize the concepts of work and energy to evaluate control volumes as well as closed systems
  • Steam tables, entropy, enthalpy and more!

Course Content

Thermodynamics I

  • Introduction to Basic Concepts
    00:00
  • Definition of Temperature
    00:00
  • Scales of Temperature
    00:00
  • The Zeroth Law
    00:00
  • Temperature vs. Heat
    00:00
  • Mass vs. Weight
    00:00
  • Force vs. Gravity
    00:00
  • Force vs. Weight
    00:00
  • Force vs. Pressure
    00:00
  • Volumetric Flow
    00:00
  • Molar Flow
    00:00
  • Molar Flow to Volumetric Flow
    00:00
  • System, Surroundings and Boundaries
    00:00
  • Type of Systems (Open, Closed, etc…)
    00:00
  • Other Basic Definitions
    00:00
  • Intensive Properties
    00:00
  • Extensive Properties
    00:00
  • Definition of Process
    00:00
  • Definition of Trajectory
    00:00
  • State Function
    00:00
  • Process Function AKA Path Functions
    00:00
  • What is a Cycle?
    00:00
  • Introduction to Energy and Work
    00:00
  • Forms of Energy
    00:00
  • Content Energy
    00:00
  • Kinetic Energy
    00:00
  • Potential Energy
    00:00
  • Internal Energy (U)
    00:00
  • Introduction to Enthalpy (H)
    00:00
  • Transit Energy
    00:00
  • Transit and Content Energies
    00:00
  • More on Work…
    00:00
  • More on Heat…
    00:00
  • End of Block “Basic Concepts”
    00:00
  • Introduction to Pure Substances
    00:00
  • Pure Substances and Mixtures
    00:00
  • Phase Changes of Matter
    00:00
  • Saturation Point of a Pure Substance
    00:00
  • Dew and Bubble Points in Saturation
    00:00
  • Saturated Mixtures: Saturated Liquid and Vapors
    00:00
  • Pressure – Temperature Phase Diagram
    00:00
  • Triple Point in a Phase Diagram
    00:00
  • Critical Point of a Pure Substance
    00:00
  • Difference between Vapor and a Gas
    00:00
  • Reduced Temperature and Pressure
    00:00
  • Pressure – Volume Phase Diagram
    00:00
  • P-V-T Phase Diagram
    00:00
  • What is Enthalpy?
    00:00
  • Pressure – Enthalpy Diagram
    00:00
  • Vapor Mixtures of Liquid-Gas
    00:00
  • Vapor Quality (X)
    00:00
  • Vapor Quality Relationships in U, H, S and Volume
    00:00
  • Introduction to Vapor Tables
    00:00
  • More on Vapor Tables
    00:00
  • Vapor Table Exercise #1 of 5
    00:00
  • Vapor Table Exercise #2 of 5
    00:00
  • Vapor Table Exercise #3 of 5
    00:00
  • Vapor Table Exercise #4 of 5
    00:00
  • Vapor Table Exercise #5 of 5
    00:00
  • Using Numerical Methods for Vapor Table Data
    00:00
  • Interpolation Basics for vapor Tables
    00:00
  • Interpolation Failure in Vapor Tables
    00:00
  • Extrapolating Data from Vapor Tables
    00:00
  • Some Rule of Thumbs for Vapor Tables
    00:00
  • Refrigerants in Engineering
    00:00
  • How to read Refrigerant Property Diagrams (R-134A)
    00:00
  • Some Other Types of Refrigerants
    00:00
  • Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #1 of 7
    00:00
  • Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #2 of 7
    00:00
  • Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #3 of 7
    00:00
  • Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #4 of 7
    00:00
  • Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #5 of 7
    00:00
  • Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #6 of 7
    00:00
  • Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #7 of 7
    00:00
  • Introduction to Gases in Pure Substances
    00:00
  • Ideal Gas Law
    00:00
  • Ideal Gas Law Exercise
    00:00
  • Standard Temperature & Pressure
    00:00
  • Van der Waals Equation (Theory)
    00:00
  • Van der Waals Equation Exercise
    00:00
  • The Acentric Factor (Pitzer)
    00:00
  • Virial Equation and Truncated Equation
    00:00
  • Truncated Virial Equation Exercise
    00:00
  • Beatie Bridgeman Equation of State
    00:00
  • Beatie Bridgeman Equation Exercise
    00:00
  • Benedict Webb Rubin Equation of State
    00:00
  • EXERCISE of the Benedict Webb Rubin Equation of State
    00:00
  • Newton’s Correction for Critical Properties
    00:00
  • Peng Robinson Equation of State
    00:00
  • Compressibility Factor “Z”
    00:00
  • Compressibility Chart Data
    00:00
  • Law of Corresponding States
    00:00
  • Compressibility Charts “Z” (generalized)
    00:00
  • Compressibility Z-Chart Exercises
    00:00
  • Real Gas Mixtures – Kay Rule
    00:00
  • Kay Rule Exercises for Real Gas Mixtures
    00:00
  • What is Enthalpy? A review of definitions
    00:00
  • Sensible Heat (Enthalpy Change)
    00:00
  • Specific Heat Capacity @ Constant Pressure
    00:00
  • Specific Heat Capacity @ Constant VOLUME
    00:00
  • More on Specific Heat Capacities (Open and Closed Systems)
    00:00
  • Cv: Specific Heat Capacity at Constant Volume
    00:00
  • Heat Experiments with Cp and Cv
    00:00
  • Why is Cp = Cv + R ??
    00:00
  • Latent Heat (Enthalpy Change)
    00:00
  • Sensible Heat Exercise #1 of 3
    00:00
  • Sensible Heat Exercise #2 of 3
    00:00
  • Sensible Heat Exercise #3 of 3
    00:00
  • Latent Heat Exercise #1 of 3
    00:00
  • Latent Heat Exercise #2 of 3
    00:00
  • Latent Heat Exercise #3 of 3
    00:00
  • Other Types of “Heat” Effects or Enthalpies
    00:00
  • Heat of Reaction Overview
    00:00
  • Heat of Solution Overview
    00:00
  • Heat of Combustion Overview
    00:00
  • Heat of Formation Overview
    00:00
  • Textbook Reference and Exercises
    00:00
  • End of Block 3 Pure Substances
    00:00

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