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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Pre-Requisite Exam
Exam will consist of a two sections.
Section 1: Concept questions. There may be a few concept questions on time and special
relativity but no analytic questions.
Section 2: Analytic problems with some concept questions requiring written responses.

1. A adiabatic process is called Isentropic process when it is _____________________________.

2. Compressible fluid ) is the fluid having _________________ changes in fluid density

a) Significant b) Negligible
b) Constant d) Not Related

3. Sound is a vibration that typically propagates as an audible wave of _______________________,

through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid.

a) Velocity b) Density
b) Pressure d) all the above

4. Laws of Thermodynamics Significance

A) Zeroth Law 1. Defines Energy
B) 1st law 2. Defines Entropy
C) 2nd Law 3. Defines Temperature
a) A- 1, B- 2, C - 3
b) A- 2, B- 3, C - 1
c) A- 3, B- 1, C - 2
d) None of the above

5. Dimensionless Number Significance

A) Euler number 1. Predictions of fluid flow patterns
B) Reynolds Number 2. Determine the approximation with which
a flow can be treated as an incompressible flow
C) Mach Number 3. The ratio of diffusive or conductive heat transport
rate to the heat storage rate.
a) A- 1, B- 2, C – 3
b) A- 2, B- 3, C – 1
c) A- 3, B- 1, C – 2
d) None of the above
6. Gas Laws Defnition
A) Boyle’s Law 1. Pressure of a given mass of an ideal gas is inversely
proportional its volume at a constant temperature.

B) Charles' law 2. Volume of an ideal gas at constant pressure is directly

proportional to the absolute temperature.

C) Avogadro’s law 3. Equal volumes of gases at the same temperature and

pressure contain equal numbers of molecules.

D) Gay-Lussac's law 4. Pressure of a given mass of gas varies directly with the
absolute temperature of the gas at a constant volume

a) A- 1, B- 2, C - 3, D - 4
b) A- 4, B- 2, C - 3, D - 1
c) A- 3, B- 4, C - 1, D - 2
d) A- 4, B- 1, C - 2, D – 3


7. An ideal gas has a density of 1.78 kg/m3 is contained in a volume of 44.8 x 10-3 m3 . The
temperature of the gas is 273 K. The pressure of the gas is 1.01 x 105 Pa. The gas constant
R = 8.31 J K⋅ -1 ⋅ mole .-1. How many moles of gas are present?