M2037000
2 Physics: Thermodynamics
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, the first law of thermodynamics and its applications, the second
and third 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 of work, heat,
temperature, and 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.
This course will be jointly taught by all the physics faculty members.
13 Prof Aarya
46 Prof Shahrol
79 Prof Miryala
1012 Prof Uma
13,14 Prof Dita
The students will obtain knowledge and understanding of the basic concept of thermodynamics that have broad applications in
physics as well in chemistry, life sciences, and everyday life. The most notable applications are in car engines, refrigerators,
structures of stars, etc.

Goals and objectives 
Course Outcomes 
1. 
The students will learn and understand the basic concept of thermodynamics 
A1

2. 
The students will be able to learn to describe thermodynamic systems and states and apply the laws of thermodynamics 
A1

3. 
The students will learn and apply the mathematical method for the calculation of thermodynamical properties. 
A1

4. 
The students will learn the importance of thermodynamics in the materials science 
A1

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% 
 
 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
 Temperatures and thermal equilibrium;
temperature scales;
heat and temperature
 Mechanisms of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation;
calorimetry and phase changes;
phase diagrams
 Pressure, volume temperature of a gas;
equation of state;
termal stress
 Calculation exercises and
discussion
 Thermal properties of a substance and molecular interactions;
relation: pressure, temperature and kinetic energy of molecules;
moles and Avogadro number;
Van der Waals interactions
 Midterm exam and discussion on the solutions
 Heat capacity and rotation/vibration of molecules;
phases of matter: gas, liquid, solid
review of phase diagrams
 Heat and work in a thermodynamics process;
first law of thermodynamics and internal energy
 Thermodynamics processes:
adiabatic, isochoric, isobaric, isotermal;
heat capacity of an ideal gas
 Directions of thermodynamics processes:
reversible and irreversible;
heat engines  Otto cycle,
Diesel cycle;
refrigerators
 Second law of thermodynamics and microscopic states;
Carnot cycle;
Entropy and microscopic states
 Connection of thermodynamical laws with chemistry Chemical Thermodynamics
Chemical potential
Phase transition: gas, liquid and solid
 Final exam and discussion on the solutions
Goals and objectives (Other Courses)
A:Fundamental Mechanical Engineering 
B:Advanced Mechanical Engineering 
C:Environment and Materials Engineering 
D:Chemistry and Biotechnology 
E:Electrical Engineering and Robotics 
G:Advanced Electronic Engineering 
F:Information and Communications Engineering 
L:Computer Science and Engineering 
H:Urban Infrastructure and Environment 
Evaluation method and criteria
Evaluation method and criteria 
HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) 
Amount of Time Required 
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.

Review of the lecture 
120分 
 
 
120分 
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback 
specific contents about "Other" 
Feedback in the class 

Textbooks and reference materials
1. University Physics (13th edition), by H.D.Young and R.A.Freedman (with contributions from A.L.Ford), Pearson/AddisonWesley
Eds., Vol II, chapters 17 20
2. H.C. Van Ness, Understanding Thermodynamics, Dover Books on Physics 1969, ISBN: 9780486632773
3. C. Borgnakke, R.E. Sonntag, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Wiley 1998, ISBN: 9781118131992
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
 Prof. Aarya, email: aarya@shibaurait.ac.jp; Prof. Shahrol, email: shahrol@shibaurait.ac.jp & Prof. Miryala, email: miryala@shibaurait.ac.jp
&
Prof. Uma, email: uma@shibaurait.ac.jp & Prof. Dita, email: dita@sic.shibaurait.ac.jp
Nonregionallyoriented course
Development of social and professional independence
 Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
 Course that cultivates a basic problemsolving skills
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
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