CHE110A: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Winter 2011
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Course description

This course provides an overview of thermodynamics and its role in analyzing processes encountered in engineering practice, including cycles and flows.  Basic thermodynamic laws are discussed, and models of pure substances are presented.  Several applications will be addressed, including engines, turbines, and power plant cycles.  

Course information

instructors Professor M. Scott Shell
shell (at)
Engineering II 3321
office hours:
Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm, Engr. II 3321
Friday 2:00-3:00pm, Engr. II 3321
or drop by if my office door is open, or by appointment

TA Kate Barteau, kbarteau (at)
Anthony Fong, anthonyfong (at)
Brandon Knott, bknott (at)
office hours: 
Monday 10:30-11:30am, Engr. II 3301
Monday 6:00-7:00pm, Engr. II 3301
Tuesday 12:20-2:20pm, Engr. II 1519
or by appointment

schedule MW 12:00-12:50pm, Phelps Hall 1260
F 12:00-1:50pm, Phelps Hall 1260

textbook Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (7th edition)
J. M. Smith, H. C. Van Ness, and M. M. Abbott, McGraw-Hill (2004).

grading 30% problem sets, 25% midterm, 45% final exam

Course syllabus and schedule

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Department of Chemical Engineering  |  University of California Santa Barbara