ME209 - Thermodynamics

ME209 - Thermodynamics

Instructor

Shivasubraniam Gopalakrishnan

Section

S3

Semester

Autumn ‘20

Course Difficulty

Course was not very difficult. It is easy to follow if you have a good grip on thermodynamics from JEE.

Time Commitment Required

Low-Medium. Staying regular with lectures helps

Grading Policy and Statistics

Normal. Around 10% AAs, 15% ABs so on

Attendance Policy

None

Pre-requisites

JEE thermodynamics

Evaluation Scheme

10% HWs
25% quiz1/midsem
25% quiz 2
40% endsem

Topics Covered in the Course

• Basic concepts and definitions the work interaction
• The first law, energy and the heat interaction
• The zeroth law, temperature and scales of temperature
• Properties of gases and liquids, equations of state
• The second law, thermodynamic temperature scales and entropy
• Relations between properties
• Open thermodynamic systems

Teaching Style

Youtube links to lectures were given and doubt sessions were conducted once a week during class hours.

Tutorials/Assignments/Projects

Assignments were medium level. Few were given but took time to solve.

Feedback on Exams

All exams were alike. 40% easy, 40% medium, maybe 1 hard question and 1 question which would require reasoning and out of the box thinking.

References Used

CDEEP lectures by Prof. Gaitonde

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phkjxbw1tQY
Lectures by Prof. Gaitonde
The videos are unlisted on youtube, so you can watch them from CDEEP

ME 209 Review By: A.Vikram