# HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS

Mechanics

Oct 27, 2013 (4 years and 6 months ago)

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HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS

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Course Name

:

Heat and Thermodynamics

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Course Code

:

PHY1206

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Credit hours

:

2

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Course Description

This course introduces general concepts of heat and thermodynamics and requires 2 hours of lectures per week for
15 weeks i.e. 30 co
ntact hours in semester. It covers the following major topics:

Equations of state;

Basic heat transfer;

Simple kinetic theory;

Temperature and the laws of thermodynamics;

Thermodynamic changes/relations;

Maxwell’s distribution.

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Course Objectives

At the e
nd of the course the student should be able to:

State the relationship between temperature and heat;

Analyze thermodynamic changes using laws of thermodynamics;

Use the equation of state and the simple kinetic theory in solving problems;

State the laws of

thermodynamics and apply them to the real world;

Use Maxwell’s distribution of velocities to obtain mean speed and mean velocity.

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Course Outline

Equation of state
:

Intensive and Extensive variables; Equation of state; Work; P
-
V diagrams.

Heat Flow
:

He
at conduction in solids and gases; thermal conductivity; convection;

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black
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Boltzmann’s law.

Simple Kinetic Theory
:

Internal energy; the energy equation; boiling and vapour pressure.

Temperature
:

Thermodynamic equilibri
um; concept of temperature; temperature scales; concept of heat; absolute zero.

The laws of thermodynamics
:

The Zeroth law; the first and second laws of thermodynamics; Clausius and Kelvin statements of the second
law.

Thermodynamic changes
:

Reversible a
nd Irreversible changes; the Carnot cycle; Clausius’ inequality and entropy; heat engines.

Thermodynamic relations
:

specific heats; equation of state; Maxwell’s relations; examples

liquid film, C
p
-
C
v
.

Maxwell’s distribution
:

Mean speed and mean veloc
ities; kinetic energy; equipartition theorem, treated simply.

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