Coursebooks 2017-2018

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General physics (English) II

PHYS-106(en)

Lecturer(s) :

Nakada Tatsuya

Language:

English

Summary

Give the student the basic notions that will allow him or her to have a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the mechanic of point masses. Acquire the capacity to analyse quantitatively the consequences of these effects with appropriate theoretical tools.

Content

The following subjects will be approached, in an order which will be chosen by the teacher:

- Thermodynamic systems, state variable, function of state, historical perspective '

- First principle

- Second principle

- Thermodynamic cycles

- Equation of the diffusion, transfer of heat, Fourier's law, diffusion (one dimension)

- Perfect gas, kinetic theory of gases

- Statistics: Boltzmann formula

- Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, principle of equipartition, calculation of specific heat

- Van der Waals's gas and phase transitions

Supplementary materials (depending on the sections)

The course can also treat the following subjects:

- Supplements in mechanics (if they have not been studied in the first semester or will be in physics 2nd year), such as special relativity or lagrangian mechanics

- Thermodynamic potentials (fonctions)

- Chemical potential and chemical reactions

- Thermodynamics of out of equilibrium processes (Onsager, Eckart, Prigogine, ...), modeling of transport phenomena

Keywords

Rigid body, relativity, energy, entropy

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

General Physics I

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises in class

Assessment methods

written exam

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

General physics III

In the programs

  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 2017-2018, Bachelor semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Coefficient
      5
    • Subject examined
      General physics (English) II
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Civil Engineering, 2017-2018, Bachelor semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Coefficient
      5
    • Subject examined
      General physics (English) II
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2017-2018, Bachelor semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Coefficient
      5
    • Subject examined
      General physics (English) II
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Mechanical Engineering, 2017-2018, Bachelor semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Coefficient
      5
    • Subject examined
      General physics (English) II
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Microengineering, 2017-2018, Bachelor semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Coefficient
      5
    • Subject examined
      General physics (English) II
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Materials Science and Engineering, 2017-2018, Bachelor semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Coefficient
      5
    • Subject examined
      General physics (English) II
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 2017-2018, Bachelor semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Coefficient
      5
    • Subject examined
      General physics (English) II
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Life Sciences and Technologies, 2017-2018, Bachelor semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Coefficient
      5
    • Subject examined
      General physics (English) II
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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