Learning Objectives: Introduction to the concept of energy and the laws governing the transfers and transformations of energy. Emphasis on thermodynamic properties and the First and Second Law analysis of systems and control volumes. Integration of these concepts into the analysis of basic power cycles is introduced.

Class schedule and classroom: Mo & We 12:50-2:05 pm @ 2201 EB3

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang (faculty page)
Office: 3158 EB3.
Office Hours: 2:05 – 3:00 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays
Tel: 919.513.0798. E-Mail: hshuang@ncsu.edu

Textbook: Y. A. Çengel and M. A. Boles, Thermodynamics: an Engineering Approach (Packet including Property Table Booklet), 6th Ed, The McGraw Hill Companies, New York, 2008.

Inclass activities:

TurningPoint Clickers are used for inclass activities. The in-class problems are given according to contents of each lecture. Please check out clicker FAQ.


Syllabus and Lecture Notes:

HW assignments:

HW 1 Due on
HW 2 Due on
HW 3 Due on
HW 4 Due on
HW 5 Due on
HW 6 Due on
HW 7 Due on
HW 8 Due on
HW 9 Due on
HW 10 Due on



Many in-class activities = 10%
10 Homeworks = 15%
Test 1 on Date = 25%
Test 2 on Date = 25%
Final on Date = 25%


Grade Distribution:

97% -100% = A+ 94% -96% = A 90% -93% = A- 87% -89% = B+ 84% -86% = B 80% -83% = B-
77% -79% = C+ 74% -76% = C 70% -73% = C- 67% -69% = D+ 64% -66% = D 60% -63% = D-
0% -59% = F


Policies, Regulations, and Rules:

  • All homework papers are required to be stapled in the upper left-hand corner (failing to do so will result in a zero grade) and turned in before 3pm. Homeworks will not be accepted late.
  • Attendance in class is required. Make-up work will be available only for excused absences and a written request with explanation will be required. It must be arranged within two weeks of the due date at the option of the instructor, prior to two weeks before the end of classes.
  • Requests for test regrading should be within one week after the tests are returned. A written request with explanation will be required.
  • Students are expected to be familiar with the University policy on Academic Integrity.
  • An Honor Pledge is expected to be signed and dated on each test, final exam, and any additional special assignments. The Honor pledge will be as follows: ”I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this test, exam or special assignment. I have not discussed the contents of this test or exam prior to taking it.”
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities.

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