Course Description

Course Name

Energy Thermodynamics

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


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.

*Course content subject to change