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ESET 350

Applied Thermodynamics II examines the theory and applications of the first and second laws of thermodynamics. The course is intended to provide fundamental knowledge in thermodynamics. Topics covered include heat capacity, ideal gases, heat engines, heat pumps, refrigeration, turbines, and absorption cooling. The concepts of heat-work equivalence, energy balance, and thermodynamics of the Carnot cycle are studied. These concepts are applied to the understanding of heat engines, refrigerators and heat pumps. Concepts are presented in the lectures and further reinforced via weekly labs using a variety of equipment and computer simulations.