Thermodynamics / Statistical Mechanics

Schedule

25 August - 29 August

Wednesday 27 11:00 am, first class in Science 203

1 September - 5 September
  • Degrees of Freedom
  • Zero'th law
  • Partial Differentiation
  • Equations of state
8 September - 12 September
  • P-v-T diagrams
  • Heat and Work
  • First Law
15 September - 19 September
  • Changing systems with heat
  • Enthalphy
  • Ideal vs Non-ideal gases
  • Heat engines
22 September - 26 September

Wednesday 24 Community Engagement day (no class)

  • Irreversible processes
  • 2nd Law & Entropy
29 September - 3 October
  • Gibbs Law
6 October - 10 October
  • Tds equations
  • Thermodynamic potentials
13 October - 17 October

Monday 13 Midterm break through Fri, Oct 17

  • Two-phase systems
20 October - 24 October
  • Open systems
  • Chemical processes
27 October - 31 October
  • Chemistry, Phases, and such
  • 3rd law - Absolute Zero
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Entropy of mixing
3 November - 7 November
  • Energy and degrees of freedom
  • Maxwell-Boltzmann speed distribution
  • Flippin' coins and quantum mechanics
10 November - 14 November
  • Binary systems
17 November - 21 November
  • Entropy and Temperature
  • Particle in a box
  • Boltzmann statistics
24 November - 28 November

Thursday 27 Thanksgiving break through Fri, Nov 28

  • Lagrange Multipliers
  • The Boltzmann distribution
  • Classical - Statistical connection
  • Entropy ... of the English language
1 December - 5 December
  • Study guide
8 December - 12 December

Monday 8 Last day of classes

Tuesday 9 Reading day

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