This course is designed for undergraduate engineering students, interested in learning the fundamental aspects of engineering thermodynamics. The main emphasis is placed on precise and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles, which are essential for the better understanding of engineering thermodynamics. Since this is an introductory course, care has been taken to present the materials in a gradual manner to instill confidence in the minds of the students. Attempts have been made to keep the derivation of fundamental equations and principles at an uncomplicated mathematical level. Several examples are provided during lectures for the student to assimilate and reinforce the ideas developed in this subject. Adequate emphasis is given in this course for exposing the students to realistic problems that are likely to be encountered in general engineering practices. Because, the fundamentals of thermodynamics are used extensively while designing all most all engineering systems. The methodical rather than rigid problems solving techniques are enumerated in details to encourage the students to develop a feel for importance of thermodynamics.
Dr. Jayant K. Singh received his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur in chemical engineering in 1997. He subsequently completed his Masters degree in computer science and engineering and Ph.D. in chemical engineering in the area of molecular simulation from SUNY Buffalo, USA in 2004. Dr. Singh is currently a professor in the department of chemical engineering at IIT Kanpur. Dr. Singh's current research interest is in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, material modeling, confined fluids and development of molecular simulation tools. Dr Singh has co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed articles in international journals of repute. He is a recipient of prestigious awards such as Humboldt Fellow for experienced researcher, Young Engineers of Indian National Academy of Engineers, Amar-Dye Chem award and BRNS Young Scientist Award. He is also an elected member of National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad.