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This class was tough.
This course gives you some great engineering fundamentals and is foundational to many courses that you will take later.
Some familiar things from physics like the laws of thermodynamics and the ideal gas law are covered. More advanced topics covered are phase changes, power cycles, heat and refrigeration cycles, entropy, enthalpy, exergy, and more. These concepts are foundational to much of science and engineering and thereforw helped me to understand other courses and ideas that I had encountered in the past better; and, of course, it will be a prerequisite for classes like ENGR 135 - Heat Transfer. Also useful in this course was applying the aforementioned concepts to actual systems involving pumps, heat exchangers, turbines, etc. That part of the course will be useful to you for personal projects and ME 190 - Capstone Design.
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You'll be helped by doing enough reading before class to at least recognize the concepts that will be lectured on. Attending class will also help as the topics change quickly. Doing the homeworks ahead of time will allow you to get the help you need to understand the concepts without being tempted to just ask for the answers.