HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS

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Course Code: 
PHY1206
Course Credit Units: 
2
Semester: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

This is an introductory course in heat and thermodynamics. It covers the following major topics: equation of state for an ideal gas; basic heat transfer; kinetic theory; the laws of thermodynamics; and Maxwell’s distribution of velocities.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end 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 and apply the laws of thermodynamics;
  • State and apply the equipartition theorem.
HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS
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