PHYS-106(en) / coefficient 6

Teacher: Hirschmann Michaela

Language: English

## Summary

Students acquire the abilities to analyze physical systems through the lens of thermodynamics, statistical physics, and special relativity.

## Content

The following subjects will be covered at an introductory level:

- Thermodynamic systems, state variables, functions of state

- First law of thermodynamics

- Second law of thermodynamics

- Thermodynamic cycles

- Heat transfer, Fourier's law, diffusion (one dimension)

- Perfect gas law, kinetic theory of gases

- Statistics: Boltzmann formula

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

- Van der Waals's gas and phase transitions

- Special relativity: Lorentz transformations, relativistic energy, relativistic Doppler effect

## Required courses

General Physics I

## Learning Outcomes

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

• Formulate a physical model
• Develop a know-how to solve a problem
• Structure models in terms of differentials equations
• Apply simpliflying assumptions to describe an experience
• Estimate orders of magnitude
• Distinguish the theoretical models describing Natural phenomena
• Contextualise theoretical models in every day life
• Formulate physical models

## Transversal skills

• Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

## Teaching methods

in-person and online lectures, in-person discussions, exercises

written exam

## Prerequisite for

General physics III

## In the programs

• Semester: Spring
• Number of places: 214
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: General physics : thermodynamics (English)
• Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: mandatory
• Semester: Spring
• Number of places: 214
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: General physics : thermodynamics (English)
• Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: mandatory
• Semester: Spring
• Number of places: 214
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: General physics : thermodynamics (English)
• Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: mandatory
• Semester: Spring
• Number of places: 214
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: General physics : thermodynamics (English)
• Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: mandatory
• Semester: Spring
• Number of places: 214
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: General physics : thermodynamics (English)
• Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: mandatory
• Semester: Spring
• Number of places: 214
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: General physics : thermodynamics (English)
• Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: mandatory
• Semester: Spring
• Number of places: 214
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: General physics : thermodynamics (English)
• Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: mandatory
• Semester: Spring
• Number of places: 214
• Exam form: Written (summer session)
• Subject examined: General physics : thermodynamics (English)
• Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: mandatory

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