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4 Credits
Available Spring term
Lecture only

ME 312 or equivalent
Chris Hagen
105B Cascades Hall (Bend, Ore.)

Course Description

This is a graduate level course where students are expected to master classical thermodynamics by way of solving extended problems using software tools. Statistical thermodynamics concepts are also introduced and exercised.


  • First law
  • Second law
  • Finite time thermodynamics
  • Availability
  • Chemical reactions
  • Higher order equations of state
  • Statistical thermodynamics

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a firm understanding of fundamental classical thermodynamics.
  2. Collaboratively calculate solutions to steady state and transient problems using software tools.
  3. Translate between classical thermodynamic and statistical thermodynamic models.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of the current state of the field of thermodynamics, including active research areas.