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About the Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides an introduction to the most powerful engineering principles you will ever learn - Thermodynamics: the science of transferring energy from one place or form to another place or form. We will introduce the tools you need to analyze energy systems from solar panels, to engines, to insulated coffee mugs. More specifically, we will cover the topics of mass and energy conservation principles; first law analysis of control mass and control volume systems; properties and behavior of pure substances; and applications to thermodynamic systems operating at steady state conditions. COURSE FORMAT The class consists of lecture videos, which average 8 to 12 minutes in length. The videos include integrated In-Video Quiz questions. There are also quizzes at the end of each section, which include problems to practice your analytical skills that are not part of video lectures. There are no exams. GRADING POLICY Each question is worth 1 point. A correct answer is worth +1 point. An incorrect answer is worth 0 points. There is no partial credit. You can attempt each quiz up to three times every 8 hours, with an unlimited number of total attempts. The number of questions that need to be answered correctly to pass are displayed at the beginning of each quiz. Following the Mastery Learning model, students must pass all 8 practice quizzes with a score of 80% or higher in order to complete the course. ESTIMATED WORKLOAD If you follow the suggested deadlines, lectures and quizzes will each take approximately ~3 hours per week each, for a total of ~6 hours per week. TARGET AUDIENCE Basic undergraduate engineering or science student. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - What are the prerequisites for taking this course? An introductory background (high school or first year college level) in chemistry, physics, and calculus will help you be successful in this class. -What will this class prepare me for in the academic world? Thermodynamics is a prerequisite for many follow-on courses, like heat transfer, internal combustion engines, propulsion, and gas dynamics, to name a few. -What will this class prepare me for in the real world? Energy is one of the top challenges we face as a global society. Energy demands are deeply tied to the other major challenges of clean water, health, food resources, and poverty. Understanding how energy systems work is key to understanding how to meet all these needs around the world. Because energy demands are only increasing, this course also provides the foundation for many rewarding professional careers....

Top reviews

Jul 23, 2019

Great course. But I was also hoping to get an in-depth analytical understanding of the second law of thermodynamics and the zeroth law as well. But I really enjoyed it and definitely learned a lot.

Feb 24, 2021

Courses from the University of Michigan are always awesome. Hats off to Margaret Wooldridge, mam. Thank you so much, Coursera and the University of Michigan for making this outstanding experience.

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Mar 16, 2021

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By Prakash S

Oct 11, 2020

Great .Lots to learn.

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Oct 8, 2020

Great Course to learn

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May 24, 2020

wonderful experience

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May 2, 2020

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Jun 17, 2020

great things learnt

By Yuwaraj R

May 12, 2020

Good in all aspects

By Yasiru R

May 14, 2018

Great lecturing !!!

By Giannis N

Jun 8, 2017

Excellent Course!!!

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Feb 10, 2017

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Jul 13, 2020

Best corse forever

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By Juan C B

Jan 16, 2018

Very good material

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Nov 4, 2020

Very informative!

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Aug 1, 2020

very good content


Jul 9, 2020

Easy and useful..

By Chandrika K

Jun 27, 2020

excellent content

By Dr. S S G

Apr 20, 2020

Superb Professor.

By Abhishek K T

May 25, 2017

Excellent course.


Mar 11, 2017

It is very useful

By Dr A V S S K S G

Nov 26, 2020

Excellent course

By Suraj V M

Jul 17, 2020

Nice to learning

By Poongundran U

Jun 23, 2020

Excellent course