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EMAN201 Thermoprocesses 1

Heat and work processes, the thermodynamic properties of fluids and gases, cyclic and non-cyclic processes, thermodynamic potentials and availability.

This paper presents the basic concepts and foundation theories of thermodynamics. The aims are that students should gain an understanding of fundamental concepts of systems, processes and thermodynamic properties, as well as the first and second laws of thermodynamics. This paper is fundamental for further work in the areas of process engineering, energy conversion and energy efficiency.

Paper title Thermoprocesses 1
Paper code EMAN201
Subject Energy Management
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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One of PHSI 110, PHSI 131, PHSI 132, PHSI 191
Pre or Corequisite
MATH 130
PHSI 263
Schedule C

Dr Sam Lowrey

Teaching staff

Dr Sam Lowrey
Dr Arjan Abeynaike


Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics (9th Edition, 2019) (Australia / New Zealand Edition)

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Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  1. Distinguish between state and non-state variables and understand the properties of thermodynamic variables
  2. Understand the process descriptors adiabatic, isothermal, constant volume, constant pressure, reversible, quasi-static, non-quasi-static, work and heat
  3. Understand the first and second laws of thermodynamics
  4. Identify non-flow, steady-flow and unsteady-flow processes and apply the first and second laws in these situations
  5. Analyse both cyclic and non-cyclic processes by expressing the process constraints in terms of state variables and solve problems of thermodynamics by use of state property tables and diagrams
  6. Identify reversible and irreversible processes and apply these concepts to the entropy function

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 16-22
Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-14, 16, 18-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Friday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21
A3 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 13:00-13:50 9-14, 16-22