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Engineering Thermodynamics

  1. Nov 11, 2013 #1
    Hey Everyone,

    As it turns out my institution offers a Thermodynamics class, but only from an engineering perspective. I am a physics major and was wondering if this class was worth taking. I already have a moderately rigorous course load and this was going to be my last class but now I am starting to think that I shouldn't take it. Has anyone been in a similar situation?

    Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  3. Nov 11, 2013 #2
    Does the physics department not offer a thermal physics/intro to statistical mechanics course? If not, then yea the engineering course would be the next best thing, but note that it would be fairly different than a thermal physics course. The work load of the course would purely depend on the professor, but I don't think most students find thermodynamics to be their most difficult course.

    A physics major should take some type of statistical mechanics/thermodynamics course before he/she graduates though.
     
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