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BME 250-0-20: Thermodynamics

Quarter Offered

Winter : MWF 1:00-1:50 ; Kamat

Prerequisites

MATH 230; CHEM 132, CHEM 152 or CHEM 172

Description

Physical and chemical principles as applied to biological systems and medical devices. Topics include material balances, thermodynamics, solution chemistry, electrochemistry, surface chemistry, transport, and kinetics.

Who Takes It

BME students typically take this course during their sophomore year.

Minisyllabus

  • Accounting equation and system descriptions
  • Mass balances / Control volumes
  • Mass balance with Chemical Reactions
  • Phase Changes
  • Enthalpy
  • Conservation of Energy with Chemical Reactions
  • Entropy
  • Mechanical Energy

Textbook

Saterbak et. al., Bioengineering Fundamentals, 1st Ed. ISBN: 130938386 

Cengel et. al., Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 8th Ed. ISBN: 72383321