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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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By Cristian J D Á

Aug 31, 2020

The course allowed me to improve concepts on classical thermodynamics

By Mar�a B C S

Oct 6, 2020

Great course. I got better information about thermodynamic concepts

By sunil m

May 22, 2020

good basic knowledge course ,you can make your base strong with it.

By Sameer M S

May 31, 2020

It was amazing course. I learned a lot of things from this course.

By Michael F

Dec 26, 2017

Great content easily followed and explained amazingly well.


By Siavash S

Mar 15, 2021

It was very good and informative, I totally enjoyed the course.

By Aditya T

Dec 15, 2017

Starts from Basics and Inspires to dig up for more information.

By Clayton W

Feb 2, 2017

Excellent course teaching the fundamentals of thermodynamics.

By Nikolaj S J

Feb 23, 2021

Gives a basic and practical understanding of thermodynamics.

By jay s c

Jun 25, 2020

In this course I got complete information on Thermodynamics.

By Abhijeet B

Oct 31, 2020

Now I have a good and overall understanding, of this topic.

By Fayez M A

Aug 30, 2020

refrigeration cycle has been slightly talked about

By Srijan T

Aug 14, 2020

i loved this course. well explained and conceptual

By Deepak P P

Sep 9, 2020

Best contents, its good to give maximum attempts

By Abhinav M

Jul 4, 2020

Please provide PDFs of the slide and handouts

By Kale S S

Jun 9, 2020

good startup course for beginners ..


Apr 27, 2020

define is well but change the method

By Sunil K P

Aug 10, 2017

good content, but still not complete

By Amisha K

Jun 2, 2020

It was really good, i learnt a lot!

By Maliha C

May 15, 2020

Uupdate data for analytic learning!

By Muhammad H

Sep 30, 2020

A lot of Thanks for this Knowledge

By Ajay S

Apr 17, 2020

This was a wonderful experience.

By amit k s

Nov 4, 2019

Great course with great faculty.

By Sk S

Oct 18, 2020

thanks for beautiful course


Apr 20, 2020

good and easy to understand