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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAAE)

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

MAAE 2400 [0.5 credit]

Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer

Basic concepts of thermodynamics: temperature, work, heat, internal energy and enthalpy. First law of thermodynamics for closed and steady-flow open systems. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances; changes of phase; equation of state. Second law of thermodynamics: concept of entropy. Simple power and refrigeration cycles. Introduction to heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation.
Precludes additional credit for ECOR 2401.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1101 or CHEM 1000, MATH 1005 and MATH 1104.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory and problem analysis three hours a week.

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