Course title
M20370002
Physics: Thermodynamics

fronzi marco
Course description
This course provides an introduction to the Thermodynamics: the study of energy transformations involving heat, mechanical work, and how these transformations relate to the properties of matter.
The topics covered include basic concepts and definitions, first law of thermodynamics and its applications, second law of thermodynamics, equations of state, thermodynamic property relations, ideal gas mixtures , reacting mixtures, and chemical and phase equilibrium. The students will learn how to describe and apply the physical concepts work, heat, temperature, entropy, to describe thermodynamic systems and states and apply the laws of thermodynamics, to use experimental methods to investigate thermodynamic relations and present the results, to do calculations on phase transitions.
Purpose of class
The students will obtain knowledge and understanding of the basic concept of thermodynamics that have wide applications in physics as well in chemistry, life sciences, and everyday life. Most notable applicaions are in car engines, refrigerators, structures of stars, etc.
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. The students will learn and understand the basic concept of thermodynamics
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2. The students will be able to learn to describe thermodynamic systems and states and apply the laws of thermodynamics
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3. The students will learn and apply the mathematical method for the calculation of thermodynamical properties.
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4. The students will learn the importance of thermodynamics in the materials science
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Language
English
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction: Historical milestones, Some practical applications.
Concepts and definitions:
Thermodynamic system and control volume;
Macroscopic and Microscopic points of view;
Properties and state of a substance
Review of the lecture 120分
Read the handouts 240分
2. Temperatures and thermal equilibrium;
temperature scales;
heat and temperature
Review of the lecture 120分
Read the handouts 260分
3. Mechanisms of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation;
calorimetry and phase changes;
phase diagrams
Review of the lecture 120分
Read the handouts 260分
4. Pressure, volume temperature of a gas;
equation of state;
termal stress
Review of the lecture 120分
Read the handouts 260分
5. Calculation exercises and
discussion
Review of the lecture1-4 160分
Read the handouts 220分
6. Termal properties of a substance and molecular interactions;
relation: pressure, temperature and kinetic energy of molecules;
moles and Avogadro number;
Van der Waals interactions
Review of the lecture 120分
Read the handouts 260分
7. Midterm exam and discussion on the solutions Preparation for midterm exam 380分
8. Heat capacity and rotation/vibration of molecules;
phases of matter: gas, liquid, solid
Review of the lecture 120分
Read the handouts 260分
9. Heat and work in a thermodynamics process;
first law of thermodynamics and internal energy
Review of the lecture 120分
Read the handouts 260分
10. Thermodynamics processes:
adiabatic, isochoric, isobaric, isotermal;
heat capacity of an ideal gas
Review of the lecture 120分
Read the handouts 260分
11. Directions of thermodynamics processes:
reversible and irreversible;
heat engines - Otto cycle,
Diesel cycle;
refrigerators
Review of the lecture 120分
Read the handouts 260分
12. Second law of thermodynamics and microscopic states;
Carnot cycle;
Entropy and microscopic states
Review of the lecture 120分
Read the handouts 260分
13. Connection of thermodynamical laws with chemistry Chemical Thermodynamics
Chemical potential
Phase transition: gas, liquid and solid
Review of the lecture 120分
Read the handouts 260分
14. Final exam and discussion on the solutions Preparation for final exam 380分
Total. - - 5300分
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Midterm exam Final exam Total.
1. 10% 5% 15%
2. 20% 15% 35%
3. 5% 20% 25%
4. 5% 20% 25%
Total. 40% 60% -
Evaluation method and criteria
The students will be evaluated based on their midterm exam, activity during the class (calculation
exercises and discussion) 40% and final exam will contribute 60% of the grade.
Students need at least 60% of the full score to pass this course.
Textbooks and reference materials
1. University Physics (13th edition), by H.D.Young and R.A.Freedman (with contributions from A.L.Ford), Pearson/Addison-Wesley Eds., Vol II, chapters 17- 20
2. H.C. Van Ness, Understanding Thermodynamics, Dover Books on Physics 1969, ISBN: 978-0-486-63277-3
3. C. Borgnakke, R.E. Sonntag, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Wiley 1998, ISBN: 978-1-118-13199-2
Prerequisites
No
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Office hour Mondays and Tuesdays 9am to 5pm
  • email: m-fronzi@shibaura.it-ac.jp
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
N/A N/A
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 4.QUALITY EDUCATION
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