Heat Transfer is an open access book supported by the Wikibooks website. This book deals with heat transfer in the engineering context, particularly for chemical and mechanical engineers. It includes the basic physics and technology which is used for heating and cooling in industry. Basic equations and explaining text are included. The course could be useful as part of basic physics courses.
Type of Material:
Open (Access) Textbook. Wikibook.
• It can be used individually.
• It can be used in a team, for example when preparing a presentation or a practice.
• It could be recommended for initial courses on physics, as blended teaching or as a self-learning tool.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
• The material allows to obtain briefly explanations about heat transfer and its three mechanisms.
• In its present form (2017), only heat transfer by conduction is developed as much as to allow the acquisition of some technical skills of stationary conduction heat transfer applications
Target Student Population:
• High School, College Upper Division, First level of undergraduate courses
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
• Elementary knowledge of physics, chemistry and mathematics.
• The material is easy to understand.
• It is well structured.
• The descriptions are very briefly.
• There are many sections of the wikibook under construction or empty
• Applicability of contents is very limited to simple stationary conduction heat transfer cases
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
• The strength of this material is that it is easy to use and the explanations are clear.
• The material could be used for self-learning
• The material is not fully developed, which limits its potential of use.
• More interactive links to other material or wiki should be added to allow deepening in concepts and applications
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
• The book is very easy to use. Easiness to go forward/back
• Too much text, few images or drawings
• Visual design could be improved
Other Issues and Comments:
• The wikibook was uploaded to Merlot on 2010. Some concepts have a lack of information.
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