MTWR 12:20 to 2:20 pm
Apply SI and English engineering units, including units for specific volume, pressure, and temperature
Demonstrate understanding of key concepts related to the first law of thermodynamics., including internal, kinetic, and potential energy, work, heat transfer, and power cycles
Sketch T-v, p-v, and phase diagrams, and locate states on these diagrams
Apply mass and energy balances to control volumes
Describe the Carnot cycle
Evaluate entropy change between two states, and analyze isentropic processes
Demonstrate understanding of key concepts related to exergy analysis
Sketching schematic cycles and accompanying T-s diagrams
Define gas power systems, the Otto, and Diesel cycles (
Develop understanding of basic vapor-compression refrigeration and heat pump cycles
Calculate p-v-T data using equations of state
Demonstrate basic understanding of humidity ratio, relative humidity, and Dew point temperature
MATH 2534 Calculus III
Basic computer skills, MS Excel, hand calculator
The final grade for the course will be based on the scores earned in the two mandatory exams, the mandatory comprehensive exam, the average score earned in the quizzes, the average score earned in the homework, and the average score earned in lab reports. Each one of the two exams contributes 15%, the comprehensive exam contributes 20%, quizzes average contributes 25%, homework average contributes 15%, and participation, neatness, attitude, and class attendance contribute 10%, for a total of 100%. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:
X =0.15 x (exam1 score + exam 2 score) + 0.20 x (Comprehensive exam score) + 0.25 x (quizzes average score) + 0.15 x (homework average score) + 0.10 x (participation/neatness/attitude/attendance scores).
There will be two regular exams plus one comprehensive exam at the end of the semester. Each exam is based on two testing parts. A Theoretical part based on chapters reading (closed book) is designed to test the students’ ability to acquire a self-reading knowledge of the taught materials. A hand written sheet summarizing the exam materials is allowed during the closed book session. A practical part (open book) is designed to test the students’ ability to analyze and solve a set of problems. Each exam is based on the course materials developed between two consecutive exams, except for the last one which is comprehensive. During this session only your hand written notes, the textbook, and the handouts distributed by the instructor are allowed. Any other document is considered illegal. It is strictly forbidden to use cell phones during the exam. Cell phones will be collected at the beginning of the exam and restituted at the end of it.
The goal of these quizzes is to encourage the students to study the course materials by themselves. Quizzes will consist of true/false, multiple choice type of questions and/or short problems. The examination materials for the make-up quizzes may be very different from the ones given in regular quizzes. Cell phones and any type of notes are strictly forbidden during quizzes.
Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters by the instructor. It will be turned in each week, unless specified by the instructor.
You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given. However, if for a major and acceptable reason you are unable to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance in writing and give a valid proof of your absence. The instructor will give then a make-up exam toward the end of the semester. For those who did not have a valid reason for missing the exam, they are allowed to take the make-up exam, but they will be graded over 80% of the regular 100% exam grade. The examination materials for the make-up exam may be very different from the ones given in regular exams.
You are expected to take these quizzes on random scheduled dates and times. However, if for a major reason you are unable to do so, then you must provide the instructor with a valid written excuse. For those who missed quizzes with a valid reason, the instructor will then give two make-up quizzes at the end of the semester. For those who did not have a valid reason for missing the quizzes, they are allowed to take the make-up quizzes, but they will be graded over 80% of the regular 100% quiz grade.
Homework must be turned in on the due date at the beginning of class. Once class starts, homework will be still accepted for a grace period of 48 hours and graded over 80% of the regular 100% homework grade. After the grace period, homework will be accepted and graded over 60% of the regular 100% homework grade. Each student is responsible for submitting his own individual personal homework copy, written in his own words. No dual or group homework copy is accepted unless specified by the instructor.
Course attendance is mandatory.
This course consists of a two 50-minutes sessions per day (MTWR). The two hours class will be spent mostly explaining and discussing concepts, and solving relevant case problems. Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire textbook course content and thus, you will have to study a set of course paragraphs specified by the instructor on your own to further your understanding. Student participation in class discussions is highly encouraged and rewarded