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Courses Does this sound like VERY basic Thermodynamics (course description included)

  1. Jul 6, 2011 #1
    I plan on adding a 5th class to my semester (which is already quite packed), however I was wondering if this sounded like the Thermodynamics class that everyone on PF always complains about:

    "ENGR 251 Thermodynamics I (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: MATH 203 (Cegep Mathematics
    103 [Calculus 1]). Basic principles of thermodynamics and
    their application to various systems composed
    of pure substances and their homogeneous
    non-reactive mixtures. Simple power production
    and utilization cycles. Lectures: three hours per
    week. Tutorial: two hours per week."

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2011 #2

    cjl

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    It sounds very much like my first semester thermodynamics course. I don't see anything particularly wrong with it, although it won't go into a ton of detail. Of course, no introductory course (on pretty much any topic) will, so I don't see that as a problem. If you really want an understanding of thermodynamics, you'll probably need at least another semester of it after that course, but it looks like a decent introduction.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2011 #3
    Would you say it would be overkill to pack it into a semester with ODE and Statics?
     
  5. Jul 7, 2011 #4
    Anyone?
     
  6. Jul 7, 2011 #5

    cjl

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    That depends on what else you're taking, but if those are your only other technical courses, not at all. I took my first semester thermo course simultaneously with DiffEQ/linear algebra and statics (and one other course I don't remember), and it was completely doable.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2011 #6
    Other courses include Environmental Engineering Principles and Ethics/Responsibility of an Engineer.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2011 #7
    Thank you for your input BTW.
     
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