After completing the course, students will

- be able to apply the concept of exergy to qualitatively compare the quality of energy in various forms and perform an exergy analysis on common energy conversion devices using appropriate assumptions
- understand how thermodynamic cycles are used in our society and be able to perform a quantitative cycle analysis
- be able to develop and solve simple mathematical models of ideal gas mixtures undergoing a thermodynamic process and understand why these processes are important to our society
- be able to use a limited set of thermodynamic property data and fundamental relations to calculate other thermodynamic properties
- be able to develop and quantitatively analyze simple thermodynamic models of chemical reactions and understand the societal and environmental implications of combustion reactions
- be able to develop and quantitatively analyze simple thermodynamic models for chemical equilibrium
- be able to develop simpler computer models to perform and document thermodynamic analyses
- be able to perform a thermodynamic analysis in a systematic manner and clearly document their work.