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Thermodynamics(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 2 the latter term
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : Shunsuke MUTO Professor 

•Course Purpose
Thermodynamics is concerned with physical and chemical phenomena which involve heat and temperature. We learn basic ideas of thermodynamics, their physical meanings and calculation methods. We understand implications of two laws on which thermodynamics is based, and learn that some universal relations between thermal phenomena are deduced from these laws.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Mechanics I, Mechanics II, Differential and integral calculus I, Differential and integral calculus II, Mathematics I and exercise

•Course Topics
1. Equilibrium and state variables 2. First law of thermodynamics 3. Properties of ideal gas 4. Heat capacity and real gas 5. Heat engine and Carnot's cycle 6. Second law of thermodynamics 7. Thermodynamic absolute temperature 7. Free energy and thermodynamic functions 8. Maxwell equations 9. Direction of state change and stability 10. Equilibrium conditions and chemical potential 11. Phase diagram

not particularly specified, but is mentioned in a lecture.

•Additional Reading
Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics: W. Greiner(Spriner-Verlag)
Statistical Mechanics: Ryogo Kubo (Elsevier)

•Grade Assessment
Evaluation of each object achievement is equally evaluated. Intermediate exam 30%, final exam 60%, and report 10%. Score of at least 60 points out of a possible 100 is required to pass.


•Contacting Faculty
Inquiries concerning the subject are accepted during the lecture and related exercise time as well as after the lecture, via e-mail.

e-mail address of the corresponding teacher:smuto(at)
※ (at) should be replaced by '@'.


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