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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

MJ

Jul 24, 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.

TO

Apr 11, 2018

Great practical information to thermodynamical processes and machines with many calculated examples. A bit light on the fundamental definitions, like entropy, but very good for hands-on work.

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By Chelsea R S Z

Jun 10, 2019

Muy bueno para profundizar conocimientos y aprender más sobre termodinámica, lo recomiendo!

By Cecilia S N M

Mar 30, 2020

The course was superb, the professor is very patient and knows pretty well the subject.

By Paula

Apr 26, 2018

I really enjoyed this course. The teacher is awesome. I strongly recommend this course!

By Himanshu T

Dec 09, 2016

i find this course so useful, so now i can better let students to understand well.

By Elías A V

Aug 23, 2019

such an amazing course, well taught and very important in all engineering fields.

By Aaruni S

Apr 07, 2019

It's an amazing course. The jet engine and that I.C. engine was very good.

By Oscar S J

Oct 08, 2017

A COURSE EXCELLENT, IT HELP ME IN MY SCHOOL AND HAVE BEEN A GOOD TOPICS.

By VIGNESHKUMAR R

Feb 25, 2020

very effective and valuable course for a thermal engineering graduates.

By Mayank s

Aug 27, 2017

It was very nice takes you to the in depth knowledge of thermodynamics.

By Moataz S M

Jan 27, 2019

It's a fantastic course really fantastic.thanks a mil for all of you.

By sabir h

Nov 15, 2018

Excellent experience to learn this course.

Thanks to subject teacher.

By Omar H

Nov 10, 2017

Great course. Heaps of fun, good assignments, good intro to thermo

By Phillip G

Feb 20, 2020

Awesome course! Learned a lot about my job that I currently have.

By Jonathan

Feb 24, 2020

Great Course. The Lecturer makes the content easy to understand.

By Shubham B

Jul 08, 2018

your videos help me to understand the need of energy in future.

By Kshitij N

Apr 11, 2017

Excellent way of explaining the subject! Hats off to you ma'am!

By Suyash P

Mar 25, 2018

This was the best course I did on coursera. I really loved it.

By eduardo v

Jan 29, 2019

It is one of the best thermodynamic course I have ever taken.

By usama

May 28, 2017

its always a teacher who make the course easy for the student

By Jude C W

Oct 30, 2016

More Helpful. Clearly describes the hard concepts. Thank you

By Neri L v H

Apr 10, 2017

Great course! The prof. Margaret have a awesome didatic.

By Frank J N

Oct 23, 2016

Very good introdution to thermodynamics. Good teacher

By Moeez u R Q

Jul 02, 2019

It is one the best online course I have ever taken

By Dhairyavardhan S R

Apr 08, 2018

Best course I have ever took on thermodynamics

By MARCUS V M R

Jan 29, 2017

Simply Perfect it!! I have no comments to it!