ME 101 Basic Principles of Thermodynamics

Pressure, temperature and general properties, work and heat transfer in processes, power, conservation principle for mass and energy, reversible processes, the 2nd law of thermodynamics, steady state devices, transient processes, heat engines, power producing cycles, refrigerator and heat pumps, basic constrained optimization based on Lagrange multipliers (needed for chemical equilibrium), basic differentiation skills and understanding of homogeneous functions (for mathematical thermodynamics).