This course provides a detailed treatment of the principles of thermodynamics.
Topics include: Basic concepts and definitions, the First law of thermodynamics, state postulates and some property relations, physics properties of a pure substance, control-volume Energy analysis, a microscopic view point of the second law, some consequences of the second law.
- 1. Be familiar the development of thermodynamics paralleled the development of the atomic theory of matter
- 2. Understand that the situations in which the temperature or state (solid, liquid, gas) of a system changes due to energy transfers.
- 3. differentiate between the caloric and kinetic theories of heat as they existed in the eighteenth century
- 4. relate temperature to the direction of net thermal energy transfer
- 5. identify physical properties which vary with temperature and may be used as the basis for measuring temperature
- 6. relate the use of a thermometer to its design(thermal equilibrium)
- 7. Be familiar with the heat engines interms of their work and their efficiency
Books for this Course
- Thermodynamics, Kenneth Wark, 3rd edition
- September 2015
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