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Understanding Thermodynamics for Science and Engineering

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Thermodynamics is a very important branch of science and engineering that studies the role of heat and its relation to energy and work. Having a good knowledge and understanding of thermodynamics is essential for working in many scientific and engineering disciplines such as physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, petroleum engineering and materials science. This free online course introduces you to the core concepts of thermodynamics such as the relationship between pressure, volume and temperature and how changes in one can affect the others. Examples are also given and worked out step by step. This course will be of great interest to professionals working in science and engineering disciplines who would like to learn more about the concepts behind thermodynamics, and to students who are studying physics, chemistry or engineering and who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of thermodynamics.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
    - Describe the essential properties of gases and liquids;
    - Calculate an ideal gas P x V = K, where P = Pressure, V = Volume and K = Kinetic constant;
    - Define temperature and how it affects pressure and volume;
    - Calculate absolute zero and degrees Celsius in degrees Kelvin;
    - Describe the mole and Avogadro’s Constant

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Understanding Thermodynamics for Science and Engineering
  • Free

  • 1-2 Hours

  • Khan Academy

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 2 )
  • Module
    Understanding Thermodynamics for Science and Engineering
    • Learn more about thermodynamics for science and engineering.
    • Thermodynamics - Learning Outcomes
    • Thermodynamics - Part 1
    • Thermodynamics - Part 2
    • Thermodynamics - Part 3
    • Thermodynamics - Part 4
    • Thermodynamics - Part 5
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Understanding Thermodynamics for Science and Engineering Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Thermodynamics Assessment
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