Energy Thermodynamics

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Energy Thermodynamics

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Thermodynamics is a fundamental science concerned with heat and its relation to energy and work. Thermodynamics applies to a wide variety of topics in energy science and engineering?such as engines, phase transitions, chemical reactions, and transport phenomena. Results of thermodynamic calculations are essential for physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, and materials science. This course introduces the student to the principles governing the energy exchanges that accompany physical and chemical transformations.

    Course Objectives
    The aim of this course is to build on thermodynamic principles developed in undergraduate program. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamental concepts related to various forms of energy, understanding of first, second, third law of thermodynamics, construction of phase equilibrium diagrams, and determination of the stability of materials.

    Teaching material, including course outline, notes, problems, assignments, examples of solutions of problems, and course announcements

    Introduction States and 1st law of thermodynamics

    Reversible/irreversible processes

    2nd law of thermodynamics

    Statistical approach to entropy

    Auxiliary Functions

    Heat capacity, Enthalpy, and Entropy

    One-component phase equilibria


    Behavior of Gases

    Behavior of Solutions

    Chemical Equilibria

    Review of Unary Phase Diagrams

    Reaction Involving Gases

    Ideal and Nonideal Solutions

    Binary Phase Diagrams

    Final Exam.

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