2018 Thermodynamics (Physics)

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Physics
Instructor(s)
Tanaka Hidekazu  Takahashi Kazutaka 
Course component(s)
Lecture / Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue5-8(H135,H137)  
Group
-
Course number
PHY.S209
Credits
2
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2018/8/2
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course teaches the basics of thermodynamics, e.g., laws of thermodynamics, entropy, free energy, equilibrium condition, with gas as main subject.
Thermodynamics is important for understanding state of matter and state change. Students will understand laws of thermodynamics, the concepts of entropy, free energy etc., and their mathematical descriptions. This will allow them to understand thermodynamical phenomena as well as allow them to solve problems in thermodynamics.

Student learning outcomes

By completing this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand laws of thermodynamics.
2) Understand the concepts of entropy, free energy, chemical potential, etc.
3) Master mathematical descriptions of thermodynamics, and explain the physical meaning of said equatuion.

Keywords

Internal energy, first law of thermodynamics, quasistatic process, isochoric change, isobaric change, isothermal change, adiabatic change, Carnot cycle, second law of thermodynamics, efficiency, thermodynamical temperature, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, equilibrium condition, free energy, Maxwell relations, phase equilibrium, chemical potential, hollow space radiation, rubber elasticity, magnetic materials.

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

This course is composed of Lectures and Exercises. Three-quarters of each lecture is devoted to fundamentals and the rest to advanced content or application. To allow students to get a good understanding of the course contents and practice application, problems related to the contents of this course are provided in Exercises.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 First law of thermodynamics and Carnot cycle Explain the first law of thermodynamics. Explain Carnot cycle.
Class 2 Second law of thermodynamics Explain the second law of thermodynamics.
Class 3 Entropy Explain entropy.
Class 4 Equilibrium condition and free energy Explain equilibrium condition using free energy.
Class 5 Thermodynamic functions Derive Maxwell relations.
Class 6 Phase equilibrium and chemical potential Explain phase equilibrium using chemical potential.
Class 7 Application of thermodynamics I Explain rubber elasticity using thermodynamics.
Class 8 Application of thermodynamics II Explain the properties of magnetic materials using thermodynamics.

Textbook(s)

Distribute handouts.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

S. Miyake: Thermodynamics, SHOKABO
A. Harashima: Thermodynamics, BAIFUKAN

Assessment criteria and methods

Learning achievement is evaluated by a final exam.

Related courses

  • N/A

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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