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EnergyEnergy SystemsMechanical EngineeringEnergy Analysis

Learner Career Outcomes

38%

started a new career after completing these courses

38%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

33%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 12 hours of videos and quizzes...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Week 1

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
01.02 - Drivers for Changing the Way We Use Energy9m
01.03 - The Units of Energy and Power and the Sectors of Energy Supply and Demand13m
01.04 - Defining Open and Closed Systems12m
01.05 - Thermodynamic Properties9m
01.06 - Conservation of Energy for Closed Systems16m
1 reading
Help us learn more about you!10m
1 practice exercise
Week 156m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 85 min)
6 videos
02.02 - Example: the Work Required to Compress Air17m
02.03 - The First Law of Thermodynamics for a Closed System10m
02.04 - Heat Transfer9m
02.05 - Phase Diagrams20m
02.06 - 2D Phase Diagrams17m
1 practice exercise
Week 228m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 88 min)
6 videos
03.02 - Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and the Specific Heats15m
03.03 - The Incompressible Substance and the Ideal Gas Models for Equations of State16m
03.04 - More Outcomes of the Ideal Gas Model15m
03.05 - Conservation of Mass for Open Systems11m
03.06 - Steam Turbine Example - Part 114m
1 practice exercise
Week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Week 4

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 96 min)
6 videos
04.02 - Steady State, Steady Flow Devices24m
04.03 - Another Example: Compressing Water15m
04.04 - Steam Turbine Example - Part 211m
04.05 - Example of Cooling a Microprocessor - Starting the Analysis16m
04.06 - Steam Tables Discussion8m
1 practice exercise
Week 430m
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Top reviews from Introduction to Thermodynamics: Transferring Energy from Here to There

By MJJul 24th 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.

By TOApr 11th 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.

Instructor

Instructor rating4.7/5 (29 Ratings)Info
Image of instructor, Margaret Wooldridge, Ph.D.

Margaret Wooldridge, Ph.D. 

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering
46,907 Learners
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