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.

Topic/Day

Activities

Resources

Homework Due

Welcome sessions
Learning to use the software for remote learning
Wednesday 9/23
Math Bits:
Building the PDM
Monday 10/5
Math Bits:
Systems of Equations
Friday 10/23
Monday 10/26
Math Bits:
Internal energy on PDM
Math Bits:
Cycles
Monday 11/2
Wednesday 11/4
Friday 11/6
Math Bits
Legendre transformations
Monday 11/9
Thermodynamic potentials
Maxwell Relations
Remember to make Ideal gas internal energy homework not optional 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.
Wednesday 11/18
Monday 11/23
Using the Boltzmann factor
Wednesday 11/25
Review
Also taking physics out of integrals
Friday 11/27
DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING
Wednesday 12/2
Statistical mechanics of air
Friday 12/4
Finish Statistical mechanics of air
Tuesday 12/8
Final exam