Professor Jinxia Liu Reviews


Class Ratings

5Amazing Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

Professor Rating

5Amazing Prof

Prof: Jinxia Liu / Fall 2021

Jan 11, 2022

Comments on the course

Course on thermodynamics and heat transfer. Some topics from CHEM 120 revisited in more details. Pretty dense, lots of material to cover.

Course Content

Miscellaneous: Units, definitions, conversions between metric and imperial Barometry: how to calculate pressure using fluid manometers Thermodynamic Properties of Pure Substances: Substance states/phases (compressed liquid, saturated mixture, superheated vapor, etc.), T-V and P-V diagrams, using property tables, Ideal Gas Law First Law of Thermodynamics for Closed Systems: Energy, heat, work, conservation of energy, boundary work, P-V diagrams, specific heat, enthalpy First Law of Thermodynamics for Open Systems: control volumes, flow rate, conservation of mass, steady-flow processes, conservation of the rate of energy exchange, common open systems (nozzles, diffusers, turbines, compressors, throttling valves, heat exchangers, mixing chambers) Second Law of Thermodynamics: Heat more

Comments on the professor

Sometimes takes longer to finish lectures because she is really passionate about the material and goes on tangents. Willing to hold extra office hours to help struggling students.


Do practice problems and attend tutorials.

Course: CIVE 290Delivery: In personGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
Assignment HeavyExam Heavy