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MET 2101 Thermodynamics

The laws and application of the principles of thermodynamics as they apply to internal combustion engines, steam cycles and refrigeration. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: PHY 1141 OR PHY 2201 AND MET 2201 OR MEE 2101 


  • Analyze the Otto, Diesel, Rankine power cycles.
  • Use the ideal gas law to determine the properties and characteristics of a mixture of ideal gasses.
  • Apply basic equations of state to determine the thermodynamic properties of moist air. Plot these properties on a psychrometric chart and perform a graphic analysis of a psychrometric process.
  • Analyze a single-stage refrigeration cycle.
  • Apply the concepts of conservation of energy, reversible vs. irreversible systems (entropy), and thermal efficiency to analyze energy transfers.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2