TFY4165 - Thermal Physics
First and Second law of thermodynamics. Equations of state, reversible and irreversible processes, entropy, thermodynamic potentials. Maxwell's velocity distribution, mean free path, heat conduction, diffusion. Boltzmann distribution.
By a theoretical and experimental approach this course will give the student a basic understanding of how systems in thermal equilibrium can be described by thermodynamics. This means to understand how the first and second law of thermodynamics lead to the quantity entropy and give relations between quantities of thermodynamics. Further the principles of heat engines and refrigerators, mixtures, energy transport by heat conduction, and diffusion of particles in a medium will be given. The student will learn to analyse various types of problems within thermal physics by use of mathematical methods including the use of ICT-based/numerical methods through the use of Python.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and compulsory laboratory excercises and problem solving. A compulsory lab report counts 10% of the final grade.
- Calculation exercises
- Laboratory exercises
Further on evaluation
The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The portfolio includes written exam and report. The evaluation of the different parts is given in %-points, while the entire portfolio is given a letter grade. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments in the portfolio must be re-taken.
The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
Physics knowledge corresponding to FY1001 Mechanical Physics and FY1003 Electricity and Magnetism. Mathematics corresponding to TMA4100, TMA4105, and TMA4115.
P. C. Hemmer, Termisk fysikk, Tapir Akademisk Forlag, 2. utgave 2002.
Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
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- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.