Jun 07, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EB 2510 - Thermodynamics I

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
The course focuses on the first and second laws of thermodynamics and their applications to chemical, biochemical and biomolecular systems. Course topics include; thermodynamic and volumetric properties of pure substances; irreversible and reversible processes, heat effects in batch and flow processes; entropy; refrigeration cycles, liquefaction and equilibrium are explored. (prereq: MA 235 ) (coreq: PH 2031 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of the first and second laws of thermodynamics and their relevance in the biomolecular world
  • Develop a fundamental understanding of concepts such as: entropy, enthalpy, free energy, internal energy, the conservation of energy, etc. and their relevance in biomolecular engineering
  • Identify problems, formulate solutions and solve using thermodynamic principles
  • Understand fundamental equations of state applied to ideal/real gases
  • Apply fundamental thermodynamic relationships at the molecular level
  • Use thermodynamic properties of fluids to solve problems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Differential equations, basic principles of thermodynamics

Course Topics
  • Thermodynamics-basic definitions: Heat, Work, Energy, Pressure, Temperature, Force
  • First Law of Thermodynamics: Conservation of energy principle and its application to real world problems
  • Ideal and Real Gas Laws
  • Heat effects
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy, Free Energy
  • Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids
  • Flow processes
  • Refrigeration and Liquefaction
  • Equilibrium

Serdar Ozturk

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