Spring 2015 - PHYS 344 D100

Thermal Physics (3)

Class Number: 2389

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    AQ 4130, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 18, 2015
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    AQ 3149, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 126 or 121, MATH 251, 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:

1.  Ideal Gases and Kinetic Theory
2.  Temperature and the Zeroth Law
3.  Energy, Heat, Work, and the First Law
4.  Entropy and the Second Law
5.  Heat Transfer
6.  Heat Engines and Refrigerators
7.  Free Energy
8.  Phase Transitions
9.  Chemical Potential and Chemical Equilibrium

Grading

  • Assignments 20%
  • Midterm 20%
  • Final 60%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Text:
Intro To Thermal Physics
Schroeder
ISBN:9780201380279

Recommended Text:
Basic Thermodynamics
Carrington
ISBN: 9780198517474

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://students.sfu.ca/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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