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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 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.


May 08, 2020

Margaret mam has done excellent job. Nicely designed the contents and videos were really helpful to solve the questions in the assignments.Thanks to mam. and Please Add course on Heat Transfer.

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By Srinivas M

Jun 24, 2020

The topics are very interestingly presented. Thank you.


Jun 20, 2020

Good as mashup of theoretical and practical knowledge

By Himani k

May 06, 2020

Excellent course in the Field of Mechanical Engineering

By 19BPH110_ D N M R

Sep 05, 2020

The course is very easy to understand and informative

By Frank J N

Oct 23, 2016

Very good introdution to thermodynamics. Good teacher

By Alexsus B

Jul 05, 2020

It's a great addition to knowledge in thermodynamics


Apr 17, 2020

good course with all the situations to be explained.

By Ishrat z K

Jun 10, 2020

It is very useful for placement based and knowledge


Apr 25, 2020

It's a useful and interesting course for beginners.

By Moeez u R Q

Jul 02, 2019

It is one the best online course I have ever taken


Jul 07, 2020

T hank for giving wonderful opportunity to learn


Apr 29, 2020

Learned some basics of thermodynamics very easily

By Jafar H

Aug 03, 2020

Thank You professor for this wonderful course.

By Dhairyavardhan S R

Apr 08, 2018

Best course I have ever took on thermodynamics

By Mona A A

Jun 30, 2020

رائع جدا..لقد تعلمت الكثير والمفيد من الاشياء

By Dr R U K

Jun 01, 2020

This course is very good and full informative


Jan 29, 2017

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

By Bhuvnesh k

Aug 06, 2020

very good approach for Teaching the basics.

By Anjali K

Aug 18, 2020

Quite lengthy course but much 🙂interesting

By Carlos E

Jul 09, 2020

Amazing! She's great explaining everything.

By vishwajeet p s

Aug 18, 2018

easy and quick learning content on lectures

By Srijan D

Jul 25, 2020

Got some most important and Basic concept.

By Nafis S R

Jun 15, 2020

Its an wonderful course and very educative

By yash s

Apr 30, 2020

a very well designed course for beginners.


Mar 10, 2019