Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

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 : Yasumasa ITO Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
The main focus of this course is the basic principles of thermodynamics, which means not only classic thermodynamics but also chemical reaction and energy conversion.

It is expected that, after the course, students aquire basic knowledge of thermodynamics. It is also expected that students can explain the fundamentals for macroscopic physical phenomena and calcuate engineering problems such as thermal efficiency of heat engines.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Calculus, linear algebra, fundamentals of physics

•Course Topics
1. Thermal Equilibrium and Temperature, and State Equations
2. The First Law of Thermodynamics
3. The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Carnot Cycle
4. Entropy
5. Free Energy
6. Thermodynamic Functions
7. Phase Equilibrium and Chemical Equilibrium
8. Heat engines

Exercise session follow every other week. Part of problems are assigned as homework.

Handouts will be provided.

•Additional Reading
Thermodynamics -an engineering approach- (McGrawHill)

•Grade Assessment
Mainly final exam and midterm exam but homework will be taken into account too.

Full mark is 100 points and 60 points is the minimum requirement to earn credits.

No specific subjects.

•Contacting Faculty
Message through NUCT. If you can't use it for some reason, email to When you email, please use the university address. Emails sent from a private email address often go to spam.

This class will be held in the classroom (IB012). If you can't make it, please let me know.


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