Fall 2021 - PHYS 344 D100
Thermal Physics (3)
Class Number: 4052
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
1 778 782-4244
Prerequisites:PHYS 121 or PHYS 126 or PHYS 141; MATH 251; both with a minimum grade of C-.
Heat, temperature, heat transfer, kinetic theory, laws of thermodynamics, entropy, heat engines, applications of thermodynamics to special systems, phase transitions. Quantitative.
Part 1: Ideal gas model - development of concepts:
Temperature, equilibrium, heat, work, entropy, energy, chemical potential, laws
Part 2: Broader fundamental theory – applied to real systems:
Irreversible processes, engines and refrigerators
Part 3: Gibbs free energy and applications:
Chemical thermodynamics, phase transformations
Lectures: Interactive discussions
Tutorials: Problem Discipher Sessions
Tests (4 during the term; dates to be announced): during tutorials
Independent Project - 10 minute talk on current topic
No Final exam
- Assignments 10%
- Tutorials 10%
- Independent Project 20%
- In-class exams(4) 60%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
"Basic Thermodynamics" by Gerald Carrington, Oxford Science Publication 1994
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, within one week of the final exam schedule being posted.
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