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Syllabi, schedules, course notes

  • University of California Berkeley: syllabus
  • University of Colorado Boulder: Syllabus, schedule, and an all-inclusive digital Microsoft OneNote notebook that uses active learning and a flipped classroom. It contains class notes, ConcepTests, pre-class assignments, recommended screencasts and simulations, homework problems (and solutions), and sample exams (with solutions). Contact to obtain access.


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  • LearnChemeE (University of Colorado Boulder): More than 400 short screencast videos for thermodynamics, including examples problems, introduction to topics, software tutorials, exam review problems, and explanations of how to use diagrams.
  • Michigan State University: Screencasts organized by the Elliott and Lira textbook

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Interactive Simulations

  • Interactive simulations (thermo 1, thermo 2) (University of Colorado Boulder): More than 100 interactive simulations, 37 of which play directly in browsers; the rest can be run with a free CDF player plug-in.
  • Quiz simulations (University of Colorado Boulder): 17 simulations that use a step-by-step procedure in which feedback is provided after the user inputs their solution.
  • Zero energy cooling chamber (Lehigh University); Python-based simulation for evaporative cooling

Interactive Self-Study Modules

  • Self-study modules (University of Colorado Boulder): 45 modules that include introductory screencasts (with questions), ConcepTests, interactive simulations, quiz simulations, list of equations and important points, example problem screencasts, and a summary.

Thermodynamics ConcepTests

Multiple-choice conceptual questions for use in class with student response systems (clickers)


  • Thermodynamics spreadsheets (Michigan State University): Uses Excel and Peng-Robinson equation of state for single components and mixtures.
  • Online homework problems (Michigan State University): 80 randomized problems.
  • Polymathplus Solves ODEs, linear equations, and nonlinear equations. Screencasts demonstrating Polymath use can be found here.
  • Chemical Engineering AppSuite HD (University of Alabama): A phone app that contains thermophysical property data, steam tables, a period table, units converters, and equation of state solvers. Available for $0.99 US.
  • Steam tables: spreadsheets with built-in interpolation and screencasts that explain how to use steam tables

Useful thermodynamics links

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