HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS
Heat and Thermodynamics
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;
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.
Equation of state
Intensive and Extensive variables; Equation of state; Work; P
at conduction in solids and gases; thermal conductivity; convection;
body radiation; Stefan
Simple Kinetic Theory
Internal energy; the energy equation; boiling and vapour pressure.
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
nd Irreversible changes; the Carnot cycle; Clausius’ inequality and entropy; heat engines.
specific heats; equation of state; Maxwell’s relations; examples
liquid film, C
Mean speed and mean veloc
ities; kinetic energy; equipartition theorem, treated simply.
Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Thermodynamics, by F.W Salinger
Properties of Matter by B H Flowers and E Mendoza