Differences Between Different Thermo Classes


by megatyler30
Tags: classes, differences, thermo
megatyler30
megatyler30 is offline
#1
Dec31-13, 12:59 PM
P: 19
Also sorry if you feel this is in the wrong place. I was unsure where to put it. I was wondering what the main differences in content/way problems are solved in Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Thermodynamics of Materials ( for MSE), Thermal Physics, and the Thermodynamics part of Physical Chemistry. I'm asking this partly due to curiosity and partly since I'm taking Physical Chemistry this upcoming semester and considering taking (Mechanical Engineering) Thermodynamics over the summer.Thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully for answering.
Phys.Org News Partner Engineering news on Phys.org
Fiber-optic microscope will help physicians detect cancer, diseases at early stages
Wind tunnel tests support improved aerodynamic design of B61-12 bomb
Smart sensor technology to combat indoor air pollution
njoysci
njoysci is offline
#2
Jan5-14, 02:37 PM
P: 13
I've taken all the courses you mentioned (changed major many times trying to decide on a career). You need to check with your university on course prerequisites and corequisites. Generally Physical Chemistry only requires basic chemistry semesters (2 or 3 classes). Mechanical Engineering Thermo usually has many more. Physical Chemistry is more fundamental and much easier. ME Thermo is often a two semester class getting more involved with engines, refrigeration, combustion, and engineering applications. It can vary quite a bit from school to school though.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Classes that are required vs classes that *might* be useful... Academic Guidance 8
Basic general ed classes before classes for 4 yr Bachelor's degree? Academic Guidance 5
THe differences Classical Physics 1
Differences between ac and dc Engineering, Comp Sci, & Technology Homework 6
infinite number of explanations for something General Discussion 3