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    Jun 04, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Zdunek really understands how to give supplemental understanding to the book readings. He explains things in a logical build up manner that is easy to follow along and understand. This course is also interesting in understanding the basic energy balance in systems as small as the interaction between two pipes and as large as production factory. The course is pretty math-heavy BUT it's not math that is out of this world.

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    It was interesting to learn how to balance energies in reactions and heat transfers. There is a basic necessity of understanding what energy is and even introduces the concepts of entropy in an understandable manner. It took some effort, as all things do, but now I have an understanding of what an intensive and extensive property is and how to use them to find the overall energy in a system or how to use them to find a specific energy or value for one of these properties.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Reading the book is a HUGE help a but not quite necessary. The professor covers exactly what he wants the students to learn and what is going to be on the exam, quizzes, and homework. I never came across a quiz or exam that had questions that were never covered in the lecture. The example problems in the chapters are the best thing about the book since it shows how it applies the theoretical and the practical use of it.

    • Spring 2016
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