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Dr. Alex DeCaria

e-mail:  alex.decaria@millersville.edu

Lecture Notes: These are the notes that I use to prepare and deliver my lecture.  They are provided here as an additional resource for students.  However, they are not guaranteed to be complete, accurate, or up-to-date, and should not be viewed as a replacement for taking notes in class.  Should these notes conflict with anything I have stated or demonstrated in class, then what is presented in class takes precedence.  Please bring any discrepancies to my attention.

Number
Topic
Reading
Answers to Selected
Exercises
1 Math Review
 
2 Definitions Petty 2
 
3 First Law of Thermodynamics
Petty 5.1 - 5.2.1
 Answers
4 Ideal Gasses
 Answers
5
Enthalpy/Specific Heat
Petty 5.2.2 - 5.3, 5.7.1 - 5.7.2
6 Processes Petty 5.4.1 - 5.4.2
  Answers
7 Vertical Structure
Petty 4
 
8 Stability of Dry Air
Petty 8
 
9 Entropy
Petty 6.1
Answers
10
Physical Meaning of Entropy


11
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Petty 5.5 - 5.6 Answers
12 Energy Minimum Principle
 
13
Phase Changes
Petty 7.2 - 7.3

14
Curved Droplets and Solutions


15 Humidity
Petty 7.1, 7.4
 
16 Pseudoadiabatic Processes
Petty, 7.7.1
 
17
Thermodynamic Diagrams


18
Skew-T Diagram Use
AF Skew-T Manual (PDF) Chap. 1, 2, 4