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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 Siddarth K A

Oct 11, 2016

Really helpful on refurbishing my Thermodynamic basics,

Thanks a lot Mrs. Margaret Wooldridge

By Omar H

Nov 10, 2017

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

By Himanshu T

Dec 09, 2016

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

By Joaquim L

Jul 06, 2017

The course was a great refresher for my upcoming FE exam. I have been out of school for almost 10 years so I really needed this course. Overall the teacher was easy to under

By JESUS R A

Aug 08, 2016

so cool, and intersting

By Sayandip

Jul 11, 2016

It's a wonderful course to deal with it.

By Meetkumar J P

Mar 28, 2017

I am very thankful of University of Michigan and Coursera. Thank you sir for giving me a chance to study in your institute.I have no words to say about your institute. Just say thank you.

once again thank you..so much..

By VENKATESAN S

Apr 02, 2018

Excellent

By 승학 이

Aug 13, 2017

Good contents, good professor and good divided chapters. This 3G system let me study hard enthusiastically. Thx to provide great lecture Univ.Michigan!

By Oscar S J

Oct 08, 2017

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

By Shubham B

Jul 08, 2018

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

By Matthias R W

Jun 29, 2017

A brief but great introduction to Thermodynamics!

Prof. Wooldridge explains the issue in a very understandable way, with appropriate pace and good examples. I hope she will teach some more courses on Coursera in the near future.

By Jaime M

Sep 15, 2017

Basic, but really good explained!

By AFAQ H K

Apr 03, 2018

NICE TEACHER NICE COURSE MATERIAL

By Hamza a

Sep 12, 2017

good course for beginners and for ......

By Sathvik V

Jan 18, 2018

Very interesting course. I understood much about thermodynamics. Thanks to Professor Margaret Wooldridge for this amazing course.

By S Y

Dec 22, 2017

This course really gave a good idea of the basic thermodynamics and tutor is really took good measure in brining the subject to the viewer.

By 马彬彬

Feb 26, 2018

LITTER DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND THE ENGLISH

By Amit M

Jul 26, 2017

A1

By Juan C B

Jan 16, 2018

Very good material

By usama

May 28, 2017

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

By Masud K

Nov 17, 2017

Best online basic thermodynamics course.

By Mayank s

Aug 27, 2017

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

By Dhairyavardhan S R

Apr 08, 2018

Best course I have ever took on thermodynamics

By Paula

Apr 26, 2018

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