Syllabus for Thermodynamics
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 5 credits
- Course code: 1FA517
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2007-03-15
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Revised: 2011-02-17
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Spring 2012
- Entry requirements:
- Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
After a finished course the students should be able to describe and apply:
- The physical concepts work, heat, inner energy, temperature, observables, entropy and distributions.
- The empirical laws of thermodynamics.
- How to calculate macroscopic observables using the technique of thermodynamics and make comparisons with experimental data.
- How to use the Clausius-Clapeyron equation in calculations on changes of phase.
- How to analyse heat processes to e.g. calculate the efficiency of heat pumps and engines.
- How to make calculations on heat conduction and heat radiation in various geometries.
Matter and energy. Thermo metrics. Macroscopic observables. Classical kinetic theory of gases. The ideal gas law and other simple equations of state for gases and other physical systems. The Maxwellian distributions. The laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic variables and equations of state. Macroscopic and microscopic definitions of entropy. The thermodynamic potentials and Maxwells relations. Manipulation and integration of partial derivatives to calculate observables using an equation of state. Changes of phase. Heat processes including some technical applications. Heat conduction and radiation including the usage of Stefan-Boltzmann and Wien laws.
Lectures, tutoring, experimental projects in the laboratory. An experimental project in a group of 2-3.
Written exam, project report and the oral presentation.
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Applies from: Spring 2013
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Young, Hugh D.;
Freedman, Roger A.;
Ford, Albert Lewis
Sears and Zemansky's University physics : with modern physics
12. ed.: San Francisco: Pearson Addison Wesley, cop. 2008
Institutionen för fysik och astronomi,
Energilära : grundläggande termodynamik
4., [omarb.] uppl.: Stockholm: Liber, 2005
Zemansky, Mark W.;
Dittman, Richard H.
Heat and thermodynamics : an intermediate textbook
6. ed.: New York: McGraw-Hill, cop. 1981
Reading list revisions
- Latest reading list (applies from Spring 2013)
- Previous reading list (applies from Spring 2012)