Instructor: Miron Kaufman

OFFICE: SI-116, Email:m.kaufman@csuohio.edu

Class meets on: M and W 4:00-5:50PM in SI-147 or SI-117A.

Prerequisites: MTH181,182,281, PHY241 (or 243 or 243H) ,242 (or 244 or 244H).

Textbook: Callen: Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics; Halliday, Resnick, Walker Fundamentals of Physics part II; Miron Kaufman Thermal Physics Computational Projects

Recomended Books: Schroeder An Introduction to Thermal Physics, Espinola Introduction to Thermophysics, Zemansky and Dittman Heat and Thermodynamics; Morse Thermal Physics; Reif Statistical and Thermal Physics

## Tentative Schedule

- Week#1 Fluids, Mechanical Work, Mathematics for Thermodynamics
- Week#2,3,4,5 Ideal gas and van der Waals equation of state. First Law
- Week#6 Second Law, Heat Engines, Carnot, Stirling cycles
- Week#7,8 Joule and Joule-ThomsonExperiments
- Week#9 Black Body Radiation
- Week#10,11 Thermodynamic Potentials: Helmholtz, Gibbs, enthalpy; Stability, Maxwell Relations
- Week#12 Third (Nernst)Law
- Week#13,14 Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, Clausius–Clapeyron Equation
- Week#15 Summary of Thermodynamics Principles

- Last day to withdraw: F November 2
- No classes: M September 3, M October 8

## Exams Schedule

- Exam #1,M October 22
- Final Exam M, December 10

### The final grade is a weighted average of:

- Exam #1 30%
- Exam #2 40%
- Homework, Quizzes 10%
- Computer Project 20%

Part of the course are 6 computer projects in the Physics Department Computer Lab SI-117A and one lab experiment on the following dates:

- W, September 5:

Computer lab #0– MathCad tutorial and Example of maximum change in entropy - W, September 19:

Computer lab #1- Estimate the mass of the atmosphere - W, October 3:

Computer lab #2- Stirling cycle heat engine - W, October 17:

Computer lab #3- Stability of Dry Air and Brunt-Vaisala Oscillations - W October31

Computer lab #4- Ruchardt method for Cp/Cv - W, November 14:

Experiment Ruchardt method for Cp/Cv - W, November 28:

Computer lab #5- Van Der Waals Equation of State