Spring 2020 - PHYS 344 D100

Thermal Physics (3)

Class Number: 1461

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5016, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 17, 2020
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    AQ 3150, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 121 or PHYS 126 or PHYS 141; MATH 251; both with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Heat, temperature, heat transfer, kinetic theory, laws of thermodynamics, entropy, heat engines, applications of thermodynamics to special systems, phase transitions. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Temperature, equilibrium, ideal gas, heat and work, entropy, (ir)reversible processes, engines and refrigerators, free energy, laws of thermodynamics, chemical thermodynamics, phase transformations

Grading

  • Homework 15%
  • Project 10%
  • Two midterm exams 30%
  • Final exam 45%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required text:

"Basic Thermodynamics" by Gerald Carrington, Oxford Science Pubs.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

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