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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 Nadim K

Mar 17, 2021

Very instructive and easy to follow course for engineering students. The teacher is great !

By Dr. R K

Mar 27, 2020

Such a useful course to develope the problem solving skill in the domain of thermodynamics.

By Chelsea R S Z

Jun 10, 2019

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

By Maryam A

Nov 27, 2020

The course was very informative and and I've learned a lot about heat transfer and cycles.

By saket t

Aug 10, 2020

it was a bit boring in between....but otherwise, i have found the course very informativr

By Berat M

Mar 7, 2021

As Margaret Wooldridge said every moment is a learning moment. Enjoyable course to take.


May 9, 2020

This course given me an opportunity to retrieve my previous subject knowledge. Thank you

By Niña A L

Jan 24, 2021

This helped me understand my thermodynamics subject in my recent undergraduate studies.

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 G D K

May 6, 2020

Wonderful course provided by University of Michigan and extremely talented professors

By Viraj M

Apr 15, 2020

Prof Wooldridge was awesome, got to learn many new concepts. It was a good experience

By Joseph C A

Jul 27, 2020

Very helpful tool to learn and understand Thermodynamics. It was a very great help.

By Sunitha S N

Apr 29, 2021

Excellent course. Get an idea of thermodynamics behind the working od heat engines

By sai a a

Jun 24, 2020

It is really a effective and interactive course.I have learnt much from the course

By Himanshu T

Dec 9, 2016

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

By Aniket H S

Aug 11, 2020

This course cleard lot of thermodynamics concepts.i am very happy to complete it.

By Elias J A V

Aug 23, 2019

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

By Osama S

Sep 28, 2020

I learned alot from it and it was a pretty comprehensive things in simple words.

By Andrés F L R

Apr 21, 2020

Excelente curso. Excelente contenido, excelente metodología y excelente docente.

By Allein

Mar 8, 2021

Miss/Madame Margaret explains way better that my uni professor.I am grateful xD

By Shivansh N

Jun 8, 2020

Great course learned so many new things which will surely help me in my future.

By Justin N S

Jun 7, 2020

Great course covering the introductory topics of thermodynamics in great detail

By Pisavadia P A

Dec 12, 2020

Great Explanation. Just need to add more Examples to solve and in more Depth.

By Nicholas H

Jul 24, 2020

Great introduction to thermo, good practical knowledge, and good instructor!