M_E_340_Li - THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN MECHANICAL...

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T HE U NIVERSITY OF T EXAS AT A USTIN M ECHANICAL E NGINEERING D EPARTMENT ME 320 (Applied Thermodynamics) Course Syllabus Spring 2010 Unique #17720: Room ETC 2.108; MWF 8 – 9 AM Instructor : Dr. Thomas M. Ki ehne (pronounced “key-knee”) Campus Office: ETC 7.126 (MWF only) Work Office: Applied Research Laboratories, PRC, Ph 835-3613 Office Hours: MWF 10-12 AM or by prior arrangement at any time E-mail: kiehne@arlut.utexas.edu Text : Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences, 3 rd Edition Cengel, Turner, and Cimbala; McGraw-Hill 2008 Prereqs : Math 408D (Sequences, Series, and Multi-variable Calculus) CH 301 (Principles of Chemistry I) PH 303K (Engineering Physics I) A working knowledge of math, physics, and chemistry is assumed. Overview : Applied Thermodynamics, which includes selected topics from both thermodynamics and heat transfer, is offered to engineering students from outside of the Mechanical Engineering Program. The course emphasizes macroscopic, classical thermodynamics and traditional topics in engineering heat transfer. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will understand the fundamentals of energy and energy transfers, as well as the three modes of heat transfer to include their combined application in aspects of engineering application and daily living. Assignments : A schedule of study and reading assignments is attached. Homework problems are assigned separately. You are expected to be conversant with the essentials of each lesson from your readings prior to class. Lectures will focus on the fundamental concepts and more difficult aspects of the lesson material. Engineering is a problem solving profession. Your success in this course, as in engineering practice, will depend upon your ability to address a variety of practical problems. Therefore, there is absolutely no substitute for putting pencil to paper and working through a problem by your self. You are encouraged to work more problems than those suggested. Solutions will be provided and discussed upon request. The more problems of different types that you tackle, the better you will understand the principles involved. Remember, students learn best by doing . Homework : The assigned homework is your opportunity for practice. Assignments will be turned in weekly, normally on Wednesdays, and returned a week later. Late homework will receive reduced credit. Your solutions are expected to be neat,
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well organized, and legible. Free collaboration on homework is permitted and encouraged. However, the homework solutions that you submit are expected
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