16.004 Unified Engineering: Thermodynamics
Presents fundamental principles and methods of thermodynamics for aerospace engineering, and engineering analysis and design concepts applied to aerospace systems. Topics include thermodynamic state of a system, forms of energy, work, heat, the first law of thermodynamics, heat engines, reversible and irreversible processes, entropy and the second law of thermodynamics, ideal and non-ideal cycle analysis, two-phase systems, and introductions to thermochemistry and heat transfer. Experiential lab and aerospace system projects provide additional aerospace context.
Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Thursdays in 32-141.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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