Professor Jinxia Liu Reviews
Prof: Jinxia Liu / Fall 2021
Jan 11, 2022
Course on thermodynamics and heat transfer. Some topics from CHEM 120 revisited in more details. Pretty dense, lots of material to cover.
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 engine...read more
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.