Paradigms in Physics: Energy and Entropy | 2020-Fall

- Course Name
- Paradigms in Physics: Energy and Entropy

- Course Number
- ph423

- Year/Term
- 2020

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- Course Credits
- 3

- Class meeting times
- 7 hours of lecture per week for five weeks

- Prerequisites
- Recommended PH 213

- Course description
- Thermodynamics and canonical statistical mechanics.

Welcome sessions

Learning to use the software for remote learning

Scheduled on Zoom:

Before classes start

Wednesday 9/23

Syllabus and remote learning

Thermodynamic properties

State variables

Thermodynamic properties

State variables

Math Bits:

Building the PDM

Building the PDM

Friday 9/25

Math Bits:

State variables on the PDM

State variables on the PDM

Monday 9/28

Wednesday 9/30

Math Bits:

Representations for derivatives

Holding things fixed

Representations for derivatives

Holding things fixed

Class video (60:00)

Corinne's OH: covers derivatives from contours, intensive/extensive, zapping (1:14:19) Graph for class

Corinne's OH: covers derivatives from contours, intensive/extensive, zapping (1:14:19) Graph for class

Friday 10/2

Monday 10/5

Wednesday 10/7

Friday 10/9

Monday 10/12

First and Second Laws of thermodynamics

Wednesday 10/14

Friday 10/16

Discuss free expansion

Melting ice activity

Melting ice activity

Monday 10/19

Wednesday 10/21

Friday 10/23

Monday 10/26

Wednesday 10/28

Engines and Fridges

Friday 10/30

Monday 11/2

Wednesday 11/4

Friday 11/6

Monday 11/9

Thermodynamic potentials

Maxwell Relations

Maxwell Relations

Remember to make Ideal gas internal energy homeworknotoptional for next year.

Wednesday 11/11

VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY

Friday 11/13

Thermodynamics Practice

\begin{align*}\left(\frac{\partial {S}}{\partial {V}}\right)_{T} \quad
\left(\frac{\partial {S}}{\partial {V}}\right)_{p}\end{align*}

Move plastic rod to the next HW for next year.

Monday 11/16

Wednesday 11/18

Thermodynamics and statistics

Statistical Approach

Statistical Approach

Thermo and Statistics Intro

The fairness function

Demonstrating Extensivity in the Fairness Function

The fairness function

Demonstrating Extensivity in the Fairness Function

Friday 11/20

Monday 11/23

Wednesday 11/25

Review

Also taking physics out of integrals

Also taking physics out of integrals

Friday 11/27

DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING

Monday 11/30

Statistical mechanics of air

Wednesday 12/2

Friday 12/4

Tuesday 12/8

Final exam