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ME 200 – THERMODYNAMICS I
COURSE POLICY – Spring 2010
Division 1:
8:30 am, S. Naik (naiks@purdue.edu)
Division 2:
10:30 am, D. Tree (drtree@purdue.edu)
Division 3:
12:30 pm, J. Clark (jvclark@purdue.edu)
Division 4:
1:30 pm, S. Kim (sungwonkim@purdue.edu)
Division 5:
3:30 pm, M. Mathison (mmathiso@purdue.edu)
1. OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of this course are as follows:
To provide a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of classical
thermodynamics;
To apply the basic concepts of classical thermodynamics to the solution of practical
problems;
To develop the skills necessary for a systematic approach to problem solving.
Cultivate a strong work ethic in students
2. TEXTBOOK:
Moran, M.J. & Shapiro, H.N., Fundamentals of Engineering
Thermodynamics
(
6
th
edition
), John Wiley, 2008.
3. PREREQUISITES:
The material in ME 200 is based on the understanding of: (1)
calculus, including ordinary differentiation, integration, and partial differentiation; (2)
physics, including Newton’s laws, concepts of work and energy, simple DC circuits,
gravity, and simple electricity and magnetism; and (3) chemistry, including concepts of
moles, molar mass (molecular weight), and the ideal gas law.
Consequently, students
must have successfully completed CHEM 115 and PHYS 172, in addition to MA 261
before or concurrent with enrollment in ME 200.
If you cannot meet these
requirements you should drop this course immediately.
Because a background in physics and chemistry is assumed, you are required to
be familiar with such material or to review it on your own.
The ME 200 class time and
resources are reserved for developing your understanding and appreciation of
thermodynamics.
4. THERMO-NUMBER:
Each student is assigned a four-digit thermo-number during
the first week of class.
Please include this number, which is used for identification
purposes, on all homework assignments and examinations.
5. ASSIGNMENTS:
The course syllabus is attached to this course policy handout.
The
course syllabus provides a detailed listing of the topics to be covered in each lecture,
along with the reading and homework assignments for the entire semester.
As basic
preparation for each lecture, you should read the assigned section of the textbook
before
coming to class.
Homework problems are illustrative of the general material
and of problems found on examinations. However, exam problems are designed to test