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Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics

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Master the Principles of Energy, Heat, and Entropy: Analyzing Power Plants, Engines, and Refrigeration Systems

What you'll learn:
  • Identify the basic principles of thermodynamics
  • Analyze some steady-flow engineering devices such as nozzles, compressors, turbines, throttling valves, mixers, and heat exchangers
  • Evaluate work, heat transfer and power in processes
  • Understand entropy concept and the 2nd law of thermodynamics, and apply them to practical problems

Explore Thermodynamics Fundamentals: Simple Pure Compressible Substances, First & Second Laws, and Entropy in this comprehensive course. Delve into the principles of energy, heat, and entropy, and learn to apply these concepts to systems and control volumes, enhancing your understanding of the core principles of thermodynamics.


  1. Definitions, terminology, system properties, pressure, temperature scale, heat, work, zeroth law of thermodynamics, thermodynamic equilibrium, and various types of work in practical applications.

  2. First law of thermodynamics and its application to systems, including the conservation of energy and the interplay between heat and work.

  3. Properties of pure compressible substances, phases, and phase transitions, providing insights into the behavior of different materials under varying conditions.

  4. First law application to control volume: energy relationship for flow processes, enabling the analysis of various engineering systems and processes.

  5. Second law of thermodynamics, corollaries, reversible and irreversible processes, helping you differentiate between ideal and real-world processes.

  6. Entropy and entropy production, including the concept of disorder and its role in understanding the efficiency of systems.

  7. Entropy rate balance for control volume, essential for the optimization and performance evaluation of thermodynamic systems.

  8. Power, refrigeration, and heat pump cycle analysis, equipping you with the skills to assess the performance of these critical components in various industries.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Learn energy conservation based on the first law of thermodynamics, essential for designing and analyzing energy systems.

  2. Determine process feasibility based on the second law of thermodynamics, improving the efficiency and practicality of your projects.

  3. Apply 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics to analyze power plants, engines, and refrigeration systems, expanding your expertise in these vital areas.

  4. Embark on a journey to master the fundamentals of thermodynamics and gain practical insights into energy, heat, and entropy. Enroll now to enjoy and experience happy learning!

Taught by

Prof. Samer


4.4 rating at Udemy based on 90 ratings

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