Links and References, M E 405
This web page contains references and links to other websites relevant to this course.
Three types of websites are provided:
 Learning modules 
Learning modules are short writeups (similar to lecture notes)
about various topics.
These were written by Professor J. M. Cimbala at Penn State University.
 Miscellaneous 
Images and other items that are useful for this course.
 Other websites 
Links to websites which provide data and other information useful to
students in this course.
There were not written by Professor Cimbala. I apologize if
the site address changes  this is beyond my control.
Learning Modules  Background and Review Material

Dimensions, Units, Conversion Factors, and Significant Digits
 A general review of dimensions and units,
and the different unit systems (English vs. Metric).
This learning module is useful for any subject, not just fluid mechanics.

The Ideal Gas Constant
 A general review of the concepts of mol and molecular weight,
and the two forms of the ideal gas constant:
the universal gas constant and the specific gas constant.

Some Useful Conversions, Equations, and Constants
 Some conversion factors, especially for the troublesome variables
such as poundmass and poundforce, etc.

Solutions of Ordinary Differential Equations
 A general review of how to solve simple ordinary differential equations.
This learning module is useful for any subject, not just fluid mechanics.

RungeKutta technique
 An Explanation of how the popular fourthorder RungeKutta marching technique works,
along with the appropriate equations.
Miscellaneous
Other Websites
Figures, Tables, and Appendices from Heinsohn and Cimbala textbook