Rick Culham's Undergraduate Courses  
ME 201: Advanced Calculus 

Term:  2A, Mechanical Engineering 
Next Offering:  Fall 2007 
Schedule:  M8:30, W9:30, F9:30 
Location:  RCH 103 
Webpage:  mhtlab.uwaterloo.ca/courses/me201/index.html 
Course Description:  A continuation of 1st year calculus, focusing on calculus of scalar and vector functions of several variables. Both classical calculus techniques and the computer implementation of numerical methods are discussed. Partial differentiation, total derivatives, chain rule, transformation of variables and Taylor series are discussed. Applications include geometrical problems, error estimation, maxima and minima, and least squares curve fits. Multiple integration in standard coordinate systems vector calculus, divergence, curl, Laplacians, and Stoke's, Greens and the divergence theorems are explained and demonstrated by examples. 
ME354: Thermodynamics 2 

Term:  3A, Mechanical Engineering 
Next Offering:  Winter 2007 
Schedule:  M11:30, W11:30, F11:30 
Location:  DWE 2527 
Webpage:  mhtlab.uwaterloo.ca/courses/me354/index.html 
Course Description:  Emphasis on applications of thermodynamics to flow processes. Real fluids, evaluation of state functions of real fluids. Nonreacting mixtures, reacting mixtures, equilibrium considerations. 
ECE 309: Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 

Term:  3A, Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering 
Next Offering:  Spring 2007 
Schedule:  to be announced 
Location:  
Webpage:  mhtlab.uwaterloo.ca/courses/ece309/index.html 
Course Description:  A macroscopic approach to energy analysis will be used to examine energy transfer in the forms of work and heat. A control mass and control volume approach will be used to study the first and second laws of thermodynamics. These laws will be used to assess thermodynamic systems, such as the Carnot heat engine. In addition, the three principal modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation will be studied for both steady state and transient analyses. Several applications of heat transfer in microelectronics cooling will be presented. 
Pete Teertstra's Undergraduate Courses  
ME 201: Advanced Calculus 

Term:  2A, Mechanical Engineering 
Next Offering:  Winter 2007 
Schedule:  M8:30, W9:30, F9:30 
Location:  RCH 103 
Webpage:  uwace.uwaterloo.ca 
Course Description:  A continuation of 1st year calculus, focusing on calculus of scalar and vector functions of several variables. Both classical calculus techniques and the computer implementation of numerical methods are discussed. Partial differentiation, total derivatives, chain rule, transformation of variables and Taylor series are discussed. Applications include geometrical problems, error estimation, maxima and minima, and least squares curve fits. Multiple integration in standard coordinate systems vector calculus, divergence, curl, Laplacians, and Stoke's, Greens and the divergence theorems are explained and demonstrated by examples. 
ME452: Energy Transfer in Buildings 

Term:  4B, Mechanical Engineering 
Next Offering:  Winter 2007 
Schedule:  M9:30, T9:30, W8:30 
Location:  CPH 3374 
Webpage:  uwace.uwaterloo.ca 
Course Description:  An introduction to the thermodynamic and heat transfer processes involved in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning of buildings. Topics include thermodynamic properties of moist air mixtures, psychrometric charts, heating, cooling, humidification and dehumidification processes, heat transmission in buildings structures, solar radiation, peak and annual heating and cooling load calculations, and "green" building design. Computer modeling software will be used to demonstrate hourbyhour building energy simulation of heating and cooling loads. 
ME459: Energy Conversion 

Term:  4A, Mechanical Engineering 
Next Offering:  Spring 2007 
Schedule:  to be announced 
Location:  
Webpage:  uwace.uwaterloo.ca 
Course Description:  Course Description: Review of reserves and consumption trends of Canada's and the world's energy resources. Design of fossilfuel central power plants, including boiler efficiency calculations and advanced steam and binary cycles. Review of atomic physics, including fission and fusion energy. Design of nuclear fission power plants including design of reactor core for critical conditions, fuel cycles and radiation hazards. Design considerations for solar energy conversion devices including: availability of solar energy, solarthermal converters, thermal storage and photovoltaics. Course objectives include to investigate energy conversion technologies and enhance energy consciousness and to encourage constructive informed critiquing of energy policies from a technical perspective. 