NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2023  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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ES 2310 - Thermodynamics

This course introduces the fundamentals of thermodynamics, including the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, real and ideal gasses, reversible and irreversible processes, entropy. Practical applications are considered in the form of steam power cycle, heat engine and refrigeration cycles.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

MATH 2210 Calc II, ES 2120 Dynamics, and CHEM 1020 Gen Chemistry I with C or better, or instructor consent.

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of  ES 2310 Thermodynamics, students should be able to:

  1. Explain thermodynamic concepts of systems, processes, and states;
  2. Identify and define thermodynamic variables such as temperature, pressure, specific volume, and entropy;
  3. Identify and define thermodynamic properties such as specific heat, and potentials such as internal energy and heat content;
  4. Use thermodynamic charts such as steam tables to find states of a system;
  5. Calculate process efficiency from the standpoint of first and second laws;
  6. Perform an energy analysis of open and closed systems;
  7. Analyze the basic operation of specific systems and processes such as internal combustion engines, air conditioning systems, refrigeration and heat pumps;
  8. Identify irreversibility, and articulate the consequences of such for processes and machines;
  9. Explain the engineering consequences of the four laws of thermodynamics.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of ES 2310 Thermodynamics, the student will:

Engineering AS

PO#1 Incorporate technology appropriately in addressing engineering applications.

PO#2 Design an experimental method to solve a real world problem with adjustments based on results.

PO#3 Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering that includes differential equations, calculus-based physics, and chemistry.

PO#4 Apply relevant techniques, skills, and engineering tools to solve problems.

PO#5 Rationalize the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

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