Instructor Supplements

This page provides supplementary material for chemical engineering themodynamics instructors. Be sure to check the supplementary page for students for extra examples that may be worked in class or used as handouts.

Instructors: To join the e-mail list, send us an e-mail using the Contact form, or directly to lira@egr.msu.edu. The e-mail list is used periodically, perhaps once or twice a year, to announce software updates or other important issues.

General Supplements

  • The Instructor's (solution) Manual is provided to verified university instructors through the Prentice-Hall website. Click the 'Resources' tab.
  • Errata for Intructor's Manual
  • The University of Colordo has developed an OneNote notebook with lecture notes, ConcepTests, pre-class assignments, recommended screencasts, homework problems, sample exams and resources for learning more about active learning methods.
  • Lecture slides to accompany textbook. (Specific slides sets are highlighted below also).
  • Concept Tests for active learning in class.
  • Carl Lira uses the LON-CAPA course management system which facilitates instructor sharing of randomized homework problems. Students report that using the LON-CAPA system helps them identify misunderstandings much more quickly than traditional homework, and sharing numerical answers is no help since the problems are numerically randomized for each student. An overview of Lira's homework is available click here.  All of Lira's LON-CAPA problem statements are shared with the network users. If you would like to join the LON-CAPA, you can see how it works at testdrive.loncapa.org (View the Tutorials). Carl Lira is a contributor to the author and course manuals but has no financial interest in project. Overview showing detail on how randomization can be used and how shared resouces can be configured. Note that course hosting cost is reasonable for individual instructors; your university does not need to run a LON-CAPA server, click here.
  • Continuing Education Including Thermodynamics (internet delivery) - Michigan State University Course - Foundations in Chemical Engineering I

Unit I

  • Learning Objectives for Unit I (Word format*)(PDF format).(12/9/11)
  • Internal Energy Conceptual Assessment and Collaborative Exercise. We have found that students have misconceptions about kinetic and potential energy that influences their conceptual understanding of internal energy. We have developed a collaborative exercise to address these misconceptions, and an assessment. If you use this tool, we would like use your constructed response data for futher development of automated assessment as part of the ongoing NSF AACR Project. (5/31/17)
    Collaborative Exercise(pdf)
    Assessment Template (pdf) (also available on AIChE concept warehouse, LON-CAPA, or contact Carl Lira for D2L template)
    More About the AACR Project
    More About the Automated Assessment Portal for the AACR Project.

Unit II

Unit III

  • Learning Objectives for Unit III (Word format*)(PDF format).(12/9/11)
  • Learning Objectives for Molecular Simulation online supplement (Word format*)(PDF format). (12/9/11) 
  • Chapter 15, Worksheet for helping to introduce equations of state for mixturs. (This is still written for the first edition). (PDF format)(4/20/05).
  • Chapter 16, color-coded slides to help students see the relation between 3-D and 2-D diagrams - Class handout, Lecture slides.

Unit IV

(* Word format is provided so that instructors can edit the file to their own objectives. IE users- to avoid having the file open in your browser, right-click the link to save the file.)