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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.


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 Andreea R

May 03, 2017

Very interesting and helpful course!


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By Jaime M

Sep 15, 2017

Basic, but really good explained!

By Geya K

Apr 26, 2017

this is a great course i loved it

By Aman S

Sep 09, 2019

great course with great mentor

By Emilio Y H

Jan 10, 2019

Very complete and explicative

By Bhupendra S R

Mar 20, 2019

good learning and skill full


Apr 23, 2017

the best place to learning

By Sathiya M

Sep 27, 2016

this course was awesome :)


Mar 06, 2019

really helpful lecture !!

By Shatha

Oct 09, 2018

very informative course!


Aug 08, 2016

so cool, and intersting

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By Yasiru R

May 14, 2018

Great lecturing !!!

By Giannis N

Jun 08, 2017

Excellent Course!!!

By moubachir y

Feb 10, 2017

thank you very much

By Juan C B

Jan 16, 2018

Very good material

By Abhishek K T

May 25, 2017

Excellent course.


Mar 11, 2017

It is very useful

By subham k g

Jan 25, 2019

Very interesting

By sharun m

Aug 17, 2018

very informative

By Mohammed W A

Mar 16, 2017

Its Very Helpful

By Farid J

Sep 20, 2018

just perfect

By Naresh k

Mar 15, 2019