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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "ENGR 213"
COURSE NAME: "Thermodynamics"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Summer Session I 2016
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Eugenio Del Re
EMAIL: @johncabot.edu
HOURS: MTWTH 2:00 PM 3:45 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisites: Principles of Chemistry; Introduction to Physics
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides an introduction to Thermodynamics, a branch of physics concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work. It defines macroscopic variables, such as internal energy, entropy, and pressure that partly describe a body of matter or radiation. It states that the behavior of those variables is subject to general constraints that are common to all materials, not the peculiar properties of particular materials. These general constraints are expressed in the four laws of thermodynamics, which can be explained by statistical mechanics, in terms of the microscopic constituents. The course includes basic elements of classical thermodynamics, including first and second laws, properties of pure materials, ideal gas law, reversibility and irreversibility, and Carnot cycle; control volume analysis of closed simple systems and open systems at steady state; engineering applications, including cycles; psychrometrics.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
Basic elements of classical thermodynamics, including first and second laws, properties of pure materials, ideal gas law, reversibility and irreversibility, and Carnot cycle; control volume analysis of closed simple systems and open systems at steady state; engineering applications; psychrometrics
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student:

1.      will become familiar with fundamental concepts and definitions used in the study of thermodynamics

2.      will learn about properties of pure, simple, compressible substances and property relations relevant to engineering thermodynamics

3.      will have an understanding of macroscopic and microscopic energy modes, energy transfer, and energy transformations

4.      will understand the basic laws of classical thermodynamics for open and closed systems

5.      will learn about some important thermodynamic cycles and their applications

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 8th EditionMoran, Shapiro, Boettner, BaileyJohn Wiley & Sons9781118412930 If students have previous editions, that is fine.
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
HomeworkHomework assignments will be graded: the average grade weighs 10 percent of the final grade.10%
AttendanceFull credit for attendance will be given to students with three or fewer unexcused absences. Four or more absences will result in a proportional reduction of the grade.10%
QuizzesEvery week, starting from the second week, students will be asked to solve and hand in a simple, fifteen-to-twenty-minute quiz. The average quiz score weighs fifteen percent of the final grade.15%
Mid-term exam 25%
Final exam (comprehensive) 40%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY
You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. The final exam period runs until the 24th of June 2016.
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Session

Session Focus

Reading Assignment /

Other Assignment

Meeting Place/Exam Dates

Week 1

Chapter 1: Getting Started: Introductory Concepts and Definitions (sections 1.1 to 1.7 and 1.9)

Chapter 2: Energy and the First Law

of Thermodynamics (sections 2.1 to 2.7)

 

 

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Week 2

Chapter 3: Evaluating Properties

(sections 3.1 to 3.6 and 3.9 to 3.15)

 

Chapter 4: Control Volume Analysis Using Energy (sections 4.1 to 4.5, 4.7 to 4.9 and 4.11)

 

 

First quiz: Wednesday, June 1st

Week 3

Chapter 5: The Second Law of Thermodynamics (sections 5.1 to 5.11)

Chapter 6: Using Entropy (sections 6.1 to 6.13)

 

Second quiz: Wednesday, Jun 8th

Mid-term exam
Friday Jun 10th

Week 4

Chaper 7: Exergy Analysis (sections 7.1 to 7.3)

Chapters 8, 9, and 10: Engineering applications (selected sections only)

 

 

Third quiz: Wednesday, Jun 15th

Week 5

Chapter 11: Thermodynamic Relations (sections 11.1 to 11.5)

Chapter 12: Ideal Gas Mixture and Psychrometric Applications (sections 12.1 to 12.9)

 

 

Fourth quiz: Wednesday, Jun 22nd

Final Exam COMPREHENSIVE on Friday, Jun 24th