ME 200 – THERMODYNAMICS I
COURSE POLICY – Spring 2011
ME 200 website (
1:30 pm, S. Naik (email@example.com)
12:30 pm, F. Zhao (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3:30 pm, D. Richardson (email@example.com)
10:30 am, J. Braun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7:30 am, S. Son (email@example.com)
The objectives of this course are as follows:
To provide a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of classical
To apply the basic concepts of classical thermodynamics to the solution of practical
To develop the skills necessary for a systematic approach to problem solving.
Cultivate a strong work ethic in students
Moran, M.J. & Shapiro, H.N., Fundamentals of Engineering
), John Wiley, 2008.
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.
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.
The course syllabus is attached to this course policy handout.
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.
preparation for each lecture, you should read the assigned section of the textbook
coming to class.
Homework problems are illustrative of the general material
and of problems found on examinations. However, exam problems are designed to test
your understanding of thermodynamics
so they will not be “just like the assigned
In addition to the weekly reading and homework assignments, you should review
your class notes on a daily basis.
You are responsible for all
material listed in the
discussed in lecture.
Finally, your instructor may not cover every single
topic on the course syllabus in the order that it is listed, or may not have time in
lecture to cover all the material listed in the syllabus.
You are still responsible
the material that is listed in the syllabus.