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Statistical Physics I(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry Fundamental and Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 2 Autumn Semester 2 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Compulsory
Lecturer : HOSSAIN Akter Designated Lecturer 

•Course Purpose
The purpose of Statistical Physics I is to understand the basic laws that govern macroscopic bodies consisting of an enormous number of atoms and molecules. This first part of the course covers universal phenomenological laws, called thermodynamic laws, and their applications.

The main focus of this course is to understand the basic principles of classical thermodynamics which are the basis for macroscopic understanding of all the physical phenomena. The applications in automotive engineering are also introduced.  

•Prerequisite Subjects

•Course Topics
1.Thermal Equilibrium and Temperature
2.State Equations, Partial Differentials, Units and Dimensions
3.The First Law of Thermodynamics (energy, isothermal and adiabatic processes)
4.The Second Law of Thermodynamics
6.Thermodynamic Functions
7.Phase Equilibrium and Chemical Equilibrium
8.Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics

Remarks: To obtain an excellent grade of this course, you have to prepare yourself properly by allocating enough time (i.e., it is your own duty/responsibility) for the assignment and final examination outside the course hours using the printed handouts of the lecture materials.

Printed handouts will be provided.

•Additional Reading
Modern Engineering Thermodynamics; Robert T. Balmer; Academic Press (2010)

•Grade Assessment
Grades will be based on class participation, assignments and a final examination.
30% for attendance
30% for assignments
40% for final examination


•Contacting Faculty
Students can ask questions at any time during classes.
Questoins during off-class hours can be asked at the lecturer's room (Engineering Building No.3 North Wing, Room 223 (3125) or via e-mail:


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