Introduction to Heat Transfer

Four steaks on a charcoal grill with flames.

Heat transfer is relevant to cooking, and your knowledge will help you grill a perfect steak. (Courtesy of _BuBBy_ on Flickr. License CC BY.)


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Fall 2015



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This course is an introduction to the principal concepts and methods of heat transfer. The objectives of this integrated subject are to develop the fundamental principles and laws of heat transfer and to explore the implications of these principles for system behavior; to formulate the models necessary to study, analyze and design heat transfer systems through the application of these principles; to develop the problem-solving skills essential to good engineering practice of heat transfer in real-world applications.

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Kripa Varanasi. 2.051 Introduction to Heat Transfer. Fall 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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