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Thermodynamics and Tutorial(2.5 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture and Exercise
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 2 Autumn Semester 2 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory Compulsory
Lecturer : HOSSAIN Akter Designated Lecturer 

•Course Purpose
This subject introduces thermodynamics and its applications in automotive engineering.

The main focus of this course is to understand the basic principles of classical thermodynamics which are the basis for macroscopic
understanding of all the physical phenomena.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Calculus 1, 2; Linear Algebra 1, 2; Fundamentals of Physics 1, 2, 3, 4;
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1, 2

•Course Topics
1. Thermal Equilibrium and Temperature
2. State Equations, Partial Differentials, Units and Dimensions
3. The First Law of Thermodynamics
4. The Second Law of Thermodynamics
5. Entropy
6. Thermodynamic Functions
7. Phase Equilibrium and Chemical Equilibrium
8. Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics

Students will solve problems under guidance of a faculty. Remarks: To obtain an excellent grade of this course, you have to prepare yourself properly by allocating enough time (i.e., it is your own duty/responsibility) for the assignment and final examination outside the course hours using the printed handouts of the lecture materials.

Printed handouts will be provided.

•Additional Reading
Modern Engineering Thermodynamics; Robert T. Balmer; Academic Press (2010)

•Grade Assessment
Grades will be based on class participation, assignments and a final examination.

30% for attendance
30% for assignments
40% for final examination

The whole lecture schedules/plans (including the date of the assignment/report, and the date of the final examination and so on) will be announced at the first class of each semester. The contents of the lecture, based on the course topics, will be provided in every lecture. However, the items as stated above are subject to change with prior notice during the semester.

•Contacting Faculty
Students can ask questions at any time during classes.

Questoins during off-class hours can be asked at the lecturer's room (Engineering Building No.3 North Wing, Room 223 (3125) or via


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