Thermodynamics

Educational Services for Outreach at Scale (ESOS)


January 26th, 2021 to May 7th, 2021

Course Content Teaching Faculty Duration and Venue
Who Should Attend Course Fee and Certification How to Apply
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Programme Overview

ME209x Thermodynamics is a basic course in thermodynamics, designed for students of mechanical engineering. The three laws of thermodynamics (zeroth, first, and second) will be explored in detail, and the properties of materials will be studied. Many useful relations will be derived.

There will be emphasis on problem-solving. Students will need to spend significant effort on solving exercises.

The course is designed for students in mechanical engineering. However, others (both engineers and scientists) are likely to find it useful. The course has also been found to be useful to teachers of thermodynamics.

The course will be conducted in a self-paced mode, i.e. all the lecture videos, slides, reading materials, activities, and graded assignments will be released when the course starts. This gives you the flexibility of progressing and completing the graded assignments at your own pace. However, one would need to complete them before the course ends. At normal pace, this course requires 12 weeks of study, about 8-10 hours a week.

This course content will be offered in bilingual language, English, and Hindi. Whereas, the assignments and activities will be available only in English.

Please check the course video here.

Course content

The topics covered in this course:

  • Basic concepts and definitions
  • The work interaction
  • The first law, energy and the heat interaction
  • The zeroth law, temperature and scales of temperature
  • Properties of gases and liquids, equations of state
  • The second law, thermodynamic temperature scales and entropy
  • Relations between properties
  • Open thermodynamic systems

Teaching Faculty

Prof. (Retired) Uday N Gaitonde,  Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay

Prof. U. V. Bhandarkar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay

Prof. Milind Atrey, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay

Duration and Venue

Registration Opens

 December 31, 2020

Registration Ends

February 15, 2021

Course Starts

January 26, 2021

Course Ends

May 7, 2021

Course Duration

12 weeks

Who Should Attend

Anyone, who has the basic knowledge of high-school Physics and Chemistry; the ability to do college calculus (differentiation, integration, partial derivatives, and exact differentials) is required to attend this course.

Course Fee and Certification

The registration fee for the course is Rs. 575/-. However, register before 26 January 2021 for Rs. 475/- to avail the early bird registration discount.

Important Payment Instruction:

Please note that the registration fee once paid is neither refundable nor adjustable under any circumstances.
While making a payment for the course,
(i) If you receive a transaction failure message and your amount is NOT debited, please pay again by logging in to IITBombayX-LAKSHYA programme(https://www.it.iitb.ac.in/lakshya) website.

(ii) If your amount is debited and you still receive a transaction failure message, please DO NOT make another payment. Send a mail to workshopfund@cse.iitb.ac.in with cc to Eoutreach eoutreach@it.iitb.ac.in with a subject "Transaction failure but amount debited". Also, provide the transaction details in the mail. You will soon receive a reply from us on the same.


Honor Code e-Certificates will be issued on successful completion of the course based on the grading policy mentioned in the course. Please note that all e-certificates will be issued online after the course ends on 7 May 2021. No hard copies will be given.

How to Apply

Enrollment will be strictly online, and no other mode of application will be entertained. The online registration is available from 31 December 2020 till 15 February 2021.

Course registration steps for the IITBombayX-Lakshya portal: 

  • Once you select the course of your interest from the homepage. A page will open where Click on the link “Click here for registration form” to get enrolled for this course.
  • You will be prompted to enter your email address.
    1. If you have already registered in our earlier courses: Use your existing email id and password to get enrolled.
    2. If you are here for the first time: A form will open where you have to enter the OTP (received in the entered email), password and other required details and press SUBMIT button (for your account creation).
  • You will be routed to Registration form of this course and select your appropriate ‘Audience type’, (if not selected earlier) and Press on ‘Pay Now’ button.
  • Once the payment is successful , you will receive an automated email. Also, your name will be listed in the ‘List of Participants’ page in Course page.
  • Register on IITBombayX site (https://courses.iitbombayx.in/register) using the same email id to access the course content (if already registered in IITBombayX site with same email, then you may skip this step).
  • You will be mapped in IITBombayX of this course within 2 to 3 working days.
  • You will be able to access the course in your IITBombayX dashboard after login.

Note

The course content is released under Open Source License. All participants must agree that the content contributed by them in any form, (assignments, questions, etc.) would be released under Open Source Licence, by accepting the terms mentioned under ‘No Objection Certificate’. All contributors will be acknowledged.

Address For Communication

Dr. Kalpana Kannan
Project Coordinator, ESOS Project
Department of CSE, Kanwal Rekhi Building,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai - 400 076.
Tel.: +91 9833594905 (Mahendra)
Email: eoutreach@it.iitb.ac.in
Website - www.it.iitb.ac.in/lakshya/ www.iitbombayx.in



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