• Understand the basic definitions and laws of thermodynamics
• be able to use the laws of thermodynamics for simple heat engineering analysis and calculations of engines and processes
Properties. Work and heat. The 1st and 2nd law of Thermodynamics. Steady state for closed systems and control volumes. Reversibility, irreversibility and entropy. Circle Processes. The physical principles of heat engines, refrigerators and heat pumps. Heat conduction, heat radiation and convection.
Lectures, exercises and mandatory assignments.
The scope of work for the average student is calculated at 27 hours per credit.
Assessment methods and criteria
3 hours individual written exam. Grading by letters.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.”
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes. Subject to availability or capacity.
Admission Requirement if given as Single Standing Module
Higher Education Entrance Qualification including mathematics R1 and R2 and physics 1, or a pass in the preliminary course examination for engineers (which is also offered at University of Agder).