Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

MET 3400 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Prerequisites: MATH 2253, PHYS 1111, 1111L or PHYS 2211, 2211L, CHEM 1211, 1211L


A study of the fundamental laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer for non-MET students. Properties of ideal gases, mixtures of ideal gases, real substances as related to heat engines, heat pumps, refrigerators, and heat exchangers are covered. Basic applications of thermodynamics in the study of power plants, internal combustion engines, refrigeration systems and air conditioning systems are included. Heat transfer topics are introduced with applications for conduction, convection, and radiation.

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