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Dear Class Members, I'd like to welcome you to MAE 412, Design of Thermal Systems. This is a very interesting course and I think you'll appreciate its value when we get to the other end. I will teach the course as a practical problem-solving course and I think you'll feel comfortable in applying it to real-world problems. It is important that you have the prerequisites of MAE 301 & MAE 302 (Thermodynamics I & II)), 308 (Fluid Mechanics), and MAE 310 (Conductive, Convective, and Radiative Heat Transfer) as you enter this course. If you are missing a pre-requisite, you should not be taking the course. I'm not being hard- assed about this. The Dept has established a policy of requiring that pre-req's be met prior to the taking of a course and I need to adhere to their policy. They will check and drop you automatically if you are missing a pre-req. The course is being revised for this semester, and I hope to keep improving on it. As far as the way I teach my courses, whatever you have heard about me is overblown if it is positive and is likely to get
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Unformatted text preview: worse if it is negative. The bad news is that there are a lot of textbooks used in the course. You should keep your textbooks from MAE 301&302, MAE 308, and MAE 310. You will need the following books during the course: Cengel & Boles, Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach (as a reference) White, Fluid Mechanics, 6th Ed (5 th is also ok) Incropera & DeWitt, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 6th Edition (5 th is also ok) There is one other requirement that I started last year. You will need a cheap scientific calculator for tests and the Final Exam: one that does not have a permanent memory. They run about $10 - $15. It will also be used when you take the FE Exam, if you decide to do that. If you want me to use an additional email address for you, please advise me of that. I will send out homework assignments and other notices by email, so it is important that you check your chosen email daily. I look forward to meeting you Thursday, August 23, 2007, in BR 3216 at 1:30 - 2:45 pm....
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2008 for the course MAE 412 taught by Professor Terry during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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