Heat And Thermodynamics
Introduction to thermodynamics; Properties of pure substances; Energy
transfer by heat, work, and mass; Energy and mass conservation; Entropy and the
second law and heat transfer.
introduces the ideas of thermal physics, contrasting the complexity of a world
composed of huge numbers of sub-microscopic particles with the simplicity of
the thermodynamic laws that govern its large-scale behaviour. It introduces the
basic ideas of thermal physics, in order to lay the foundation for future
courses in statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics.
By the end of this
course, the student should be able to:
§ explain the basic thermodynamic laws and principles
§ introduce the concept of energy conservation through
the study of the first and second laws of thermodynamics
§ introduce the concept of entropy and its importance in
§ describe the heat transfer mechanism by convection,
conduction and radiation.
§ perform basic thermodynamic analysis
completing the course is expected to:
§ explain the
kinetic theory of matter, the connection between molecular motion, temperature
and heat, and the concept of thermodynamic equilibrium.
§ describe the 1st
law of thermodynamics, and be able to calculate changes in the internal energy
of simple systems
§ describe the 2nd
law of thermodynamics, and demonstrating of the limitations that it imposes on