2021 Engineering Thermodynamics

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Egashira Ryuichi  Habaki Hiroaki 
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Lecture    (ZOOM)
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Mon3-4(I841)  Thr3-4(I841)  
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Course description and aims

Thermodynamics gives the principles of the phenomenon in various kinds of engineering operations, which are used for the conversions of energy and materials, and is one of the most important basic fields. In this course, students understand and learn how to apply mainly three thermodynamic laws, enthalpy, entropy, cycle, free energy, equilibrium, etc.

Student learning outcomes

After studying this subject, the students should be able to give a guiding principle for the selection, design, etc. of the engineering operations.


Enthalpy, Entropy, Cycle, Free energy, Equilibrium

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures with exercise problems to deepen understanding of the subject

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 0. Outline of the Course, 1. Physicochemical Variable and Unit/Dimension Preparation with lecture materials on OCW-i before lecture Review after lecture, especially, exercise problems in terms of engineering application
Class 2 2. Basis of Thermodynamics and the First Law (1)
Class 3 2. Basis of Thermodynamics and the First Law (2)
Class 4 2. the First and Third Law of Thermodynamics (1)
Class 5 2. the First and Third Law of Thermodynamics (2)
Class 6 Exercise Problems-1
Class 7 Solutions for Exercise Problems-1 4. Free Energy and Phase Equilibrium of Pure Substance
Class 8 5. Phase Equilibrium of Multicomponent System
Class 9 6. Thermodynamics of Solution
Class 10 Exercise Problems-2
Class 11 Solutions for Exercise Problems-2 7. Chemical Equilibrium
Class 12 8. Rate and Mechanism of Chemical Reaction
Class 13 9. Surface and Heterogeneous Reaction
Class 14 Exercise Problems-3 and Solutions

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

- 60-min-preparation with lecture materials on OCW-i before lecture
- 60-min-review after lecture, especially, exercise problems in terms of engineering application


No specified textbook

Reference books, course materials, etc.

[Reference books]
- Watanabe, “セミナーライブラリ化学6 演習 化学熱力学” [Newly-rev. ed.], Saiensu-sha Co.,Ltd (2003)
- Barrow, ”Physical Chemistry” 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill, Inc. (1999)
- Smith, Ness, Abbott, Swihart, “Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics” 9th Edition, McGraw-Hill (2021)
- Yoshioka, “化学One Point 6 相律と状態図”,Kyoritsu Shuppan Co.,Ltd (1984)
- Sugimoto,“中公新書774 エントロピー入門”, Shuokoron-Shinsha Inc. (1985)
[Course materials]
The course materials prepared for each lecture based on the above reference books can be found on OCW-i for this subject.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on exercise problems etc. (Approx. 40%), final exam (or assignment) (Approx. 60%), etc.

Related courses

  • TSE.A303 : Unit operations

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Non required


The course schedule above is subject to change.

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