TTh 8:05 - 9:20 pm
MEEM 402


Dr. Jeffrey S. Allen
MEEM Room 905
office: 487-2349
email: jstallen@mtu.edu

Office Hours:

Tue 09:30-12:00
Thu 09:30-12:00
or by appointment

Course Syllabus

Course Objectives

  1. compare competing energy conversion technologies on an economic and efficiency basis;
  2. assess the validity of energy conversion claims made in popular media;
  3. be familiar with thermodynamic processes and power cycles;
  4. be familiar with the basic principles of themal, mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and solar energy conversion;
  5. be familiar with the basic principles of energy storage;
  6. serve those around you who are trying to make energy-conscious decisions.


The textbook for this course is a combination of course notes and a free, online Energy Conversion book by Kenneth Weston. Energy Conversion - The eBook
hyperlinked Table of Contents

The material in this book will be supplemented with documents, lecture notes, and weblinks.