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Thermodynamics 1

  • Course level: Beginner

Description

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

What Will I Learn?

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

Topics for this course

118 Lessons

Thermodynamics I

Introduction to Basic Concepts00:00:00
Definition of Temperature00:00:00
Scales of Temperature00:00:00
The Zeroth Law00:00:00
Temperature vs. Heat00:00:00
Mass vs. Weight00:00:00
Force vs. Gravity00:00:00
Force vs. Weight00:00:00
Force vs. Pressure00:00:00
Volumetric Flow00:00:00
Molar Flow00:00:00
Molar Flow to Volumetric Flow00:00:00
System, Surroundings and Boundaries00:00:00
Type of Systems (Open, Closed, etc…)00:00:00
Other Basic Definitions00:00:00
Intensive Properties00:00:00
Extensive Properties00:00:00
Definition of Process00:00:00
Definition of Trajectory00:00:00
State Function00:00:00
Process Function AKA Path Functions00:00:00
What is a Cycle?00:00:00
Introduction to Energy and Work00:00:00
Forms of Energy00:00:00
Content Energy00:00:00
Kinetic Energy00:00:00
Potential Energy00:00:00
Internal Energy (U)00:00:00
Introduction to Enthalpy (H)00:00:00
Transit Energy00:00:00
Transit and Content Energies00:00:00
More on Work…00:00:00
More on Heat…00:00:00
End of Block “Basic Concepts”00:00:00
Introduction to Pure Substances00:00:00
Pure Substances and Mixtures00:00:00
Phase Changes of Matter00:00:00
Saturation Point of a Pure Substance00:00:00
Dew and Bubble Points in Saturation00:00:00
Saturated Mixtures: Saturated Liquid and Vapors00:00:00
Pressure – Temperature Phase Diagram00:00:00
Triple Point in a Phase Diagram00:00:00
Critical Point of a Pure Substance00:00:00
Difference between Vapor and a Gas00:00:00
Reduced Temperature and Pressure00:00:00
Pressure – Volume Phase Diagram00:00:00
P-V-T Phase Diagram00:00:00
What is Enthalpy?00:00:00
Pressure – Enthalpy Diagram00:00:00
Vapor Mixtures of Liquid-Gas00:00:00
Vapor Quality (X)00:00:00
Vapor Quality Relationships in U, H, S and Volume00:00:00
Introduction to Vapor Tables00:00:00
More on Vapor Tables00:00:00
Vapor Table Exercise #1 of 500:00:00
Vapor Table Exercise #2 of 500:00:00
Vapor Table Exercise #3 of 500:00:00
Vapor Table Exercise #4 of 500:00:00
Vapor Table Exercise #5 of 500:00:00
Using Numerical Methods for Vapor Table Data00:00:00
Interpolation Basics for vapor Tables00:00:00
Interpolation Failure in Vapor Tables00:00:00
Extrapolating Data from Vapor Tables00:00:00
Some Rule of Thumbs for Vapor Tables00:00:00
Refrigerants in Engineering00:00:00
How to read Refrigerant Property Diagrams (R-134A)00:00:00
Some Other Types of Refrigerants00:00:00
Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #1 of 700:00:00
Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #2 of 700:00:00
Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #3 of 700:00:00
Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #4 of 700:00:00
Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #5 of 700:00:00
Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #6 of 700:00:00
Refrigerant Diagram Exercise #7 of 700:00:00
Introduction to Gases in Pure Substances00:00:00
Ideal Gas Law00:00:00
Ideal Gas Law Exercise00:00:00
Standard Temperature & Pressure00:00:00
Van der Waals Equation (Theory)00:00:00
Van der Waals Equation Exercise00:00:00
The Acentric Factor (Pitzer)00:00:00
Virial Equation and Truncated Equation00:00:00
Truncated Virial Equation Exercise00:00:00
Beatie Bridgeman Equation of State00:00:00
Beatie Bridgeman Equation Exercise00:00:00
Benedict Webb Rubin Equation of State00:00:00
EXERCISE of the Benedict Webb Rubin Equation of State00:00:00
Newton’s Correction for Critical Properties00:00:00
Peng Robinson Equation of State00:00:00
Compressibility Factor “Z”00:00:00
Compressibility Chart Data00:00:00
Law of Corresponding States00:00:00
Compressibility Charts “Z” (generalized)00:00:00
Compressibility Z-Chart Exercises00:00:00
Real Gas Mixtures – Kay Rule00:00:00
Kay Rule Exercises for Real Gas Mixtures00:00:00
What is Enthalpy? A review of definitions00:00:00
Sensible Heat (Enthalpy Change)00:00:00
Specific Heat Capacity @ Constant Pressure00:00:00
Specific Heat Capacity @ Constant VOLUME00:00:00
More on Specific Heat Capacities (Open and Closed Systems)00:00:00
Cv: Specific Heat Capacity at Constant Volume00:00:00
Heat Experiments with Cp and Cv00:00:00
Why is Cp = Cv + R ??00:00:00
Latent Heat (Enthalpy Change)00:00:00
Sensible Heat Exercise #1 of 300:00:00
Sensible Heat Exercise #2 of 300:00:00
Sensible Heat Exercise #3 of 300:00:00
Latent Heat Exercise #1 of 300:00:00
Latent Heat Exercise #2 of 300:00:00
Latent Heat Exercise #3 of 300:00:00
Other Types of “Heat” Effects or Enthalpies00:00:00
Heat of Reaction Overview00:00:00
Heat of Solution Overview00:00:00
Heat of Combustion Overview00:00:00
Heat of Formation Overview00:00:00
Textbook Reference and Exercises00:00:00
End of Block 3 Pure Substances00:00:00
45 £

Enrolment validity: Lifetime

Requirements

  • Be able to use dervatives and integrals from Calculus
  • Be able to draw free body diagrams of simple systems