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Syllabus ( BENG 212 )


   Basic information
Course title: Thermodynamics for Bioengineering
Course code: BENG 212
Lecturer: Dr. Cansu ÜLKER TURAN
ECTS credits: 5
GTU credits: 3 ()
Year, Semester: 2021, Spring
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: yok
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: Teaching the fundamental thermodynamic principles with applications in biological processes
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply basic knowledge about fundamental gas laws and concepts of thermodynamics

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications
    2. Convert biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles into novel applications for the benefit of society,
    3. Combine, Interpret, and analyze different subfields of bioengineering
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Combine and effectively integrate knowledge acquired from different disciplines.
    6. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Analyze the heat and work requirements of cyclic processes

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications
    2. Acquire knowledge on current bioengineering applications from the industrial and scientific aspects
    3. Combine, Interpret, and analyze different subfields of bioengineering
    4. Combine and effectively integrate knowledge acquired from different disciplines.
    5. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  3. Apply the laws of thermodynamics to various bioengineering problems

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications
    2. Convert biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles into novel applications for the benefit of society,
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Fundamental Concepts of Thermodynamics
Week 2: Thermal Properties of Matter: Equations of State; pV-diagrams
Week 3: Kinetic Theory of Gases
Week 4: The First Law of Thermodynamics: Heat, Work and Energy
Week 5: The First Law of Thermodynamics: Types of Thermodynamic Processes, Enthalpy and Heat Capacity
Week 6: Phases of Matter; pVT Surfaces
Week 7: Midterm- The Second law of Thermodynamics: Entropy
Week 8: The Second law of Thermodynamics: Heat and Cooling Machines. The Carnot cycle
Week 9: Gibbs Free Energy and Chemical Potential
Week 10: The Third Law of Thermodynamics
Week 11: Maxwell relations, Clapeyron equation
Week 12: Thermodynamic Aspects of Phase Transitions
Week 13: Thermodynamic Description of Mixture and the Properties of Solutions
Week 14: Chemical Equilibrium
Week 15*: -
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Atkins & De Paula, Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences, 2nd Edition (ISBN-10: 1429231149)
Recommended readings: Prof. James P. Allen, ‘Biophysical Chemistry’ 1st Edition ( ISBN-10: 1405124369)
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 7 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 0
Quiz: 4,10,13 20
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 3 3
Own study for mid-term exam: 10 1
Mid-term: 3 1
Personal studies for final exam: 16 1
Final exam: 3 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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