Not too easy. Not too difficult.
MAE 105A is an intro to thermodynamics class. Therefore, this class contains a lot of general concepts of thermodynamics properties; therefore, students who are planning to take this class, should have a mindset to fully passionate about engineering and memorize or understand all those concept.
From this class, the most important topic which you will face will be 1st, and 2nd law of thermodynamics which pretty much define all the natural behaviors. In addition, understanding the thermodynamics properties such as enthalpy, and entropy is the most important materials in this class.
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As I mentioned earlier, be prepared to put some effort to memorize all those concept so that you won't have hard time looking back at the textbook to get full definition of the properties.