Fall 2022 - PHYS 344 D100

Thermal Physics (3)

Class Number: 4407

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    WMC 2200, 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:

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


Course delivery
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

Grading

  • Assignments 10%
  • Tutorials 10%
  • Independent Project 20%
  • In-class exams(4) 60%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required text:
"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.

Registrar Notes:

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