Feb 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 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

Dr. Serdar Ozturk

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