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Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Thermodynamics (PHYS 372 / ENPH 372)

Course Information:

Instructor: Prof. Gao
Next Session: Fall 2016

Prerequisites: PHYS 242 (ENPH 242)
 

Description:

Temperature, equations of state, internal energy, first and second laws, entropy and response functions. Application to heat engines and refrigerators. Free energies, Legendre transformations, changes of phase. Introduction to the Boltzmann factor and statistical mechanics.

Lecture: 3, Lab:0, Tutorial: 0.5

Academic Units (ENPH 372)

Mathematics: 0
Natural Sciences: 31
Complementary Studies: 0
Engineering Science: 11
Engineering Design: 0

 

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