2.42 General Thermodynamics


Class Info

General foundations of thermodynamics from an entropy point of view, entropy generation and transfer in complex systems. Definitions of work, energy, stable equilibrium, available energy, entropy, thermodynamic potential, and interactions other than work (nonwork, heat, mass transfer). Applications to properties of materials, bulk flow, energy conversion, chemical equilibrium, combustion, and industrial manufacturing.

This class has no prerequisites.

2.42 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Brisson.

Lecture occurs 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 3-333.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 2.42 was rated 6.1 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 2.42 Class Site site or on the 2.42 Stellar site.

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