Paradigms in Physics: Energy and Entropy | 2024-Fall

- Course Name
- Paradigms in Physics: Energy and Entropy

- Course Number
- ph423

- Year/Term
- 2024

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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.

Before classes start

Day 1 Wed 9/25

Math Bits

Final - Mon 11/4

Final exam

7:00pm - 9:00pm on Monday evening.

Day 2 Thurs 9/26

Day 3 Fri 9/27

Day 4 Mon 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

Day 5 Tues 10/1

Day 6 Wed 10/2

Day 7 Thurs 10/3

Day 8 Fri 10/4

Day 9 Mon 10/7

First and Second Laws of thermodynamics

Day 10 Tues 10/8

Day 11 Wed 10/9

Discuss free expansion

Melting ice activity

Melting ice activity

Day 12 Thurs 10/10

Day 13 Fri 10/11

Day 14 Mon 10/14

Day 15 Tues 10/15

Day 16 Wed 10/16

Engines and Fridges

Day 17 Thurs 10/17

Day 18 Thurs 10/18

Day 19 Mon 10/21

Day 20 Tues 10/22

Day 21 Wed 10/23

Thermodynamic potentials

Maxwell Relations

Maxwell Relations

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

Day 23 Fri 10/25

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.

Day 24 Mon 10/28

Day 25 Tues 10/29

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

Day 26 Wed 10/30

Day 27 Thurs 10/31

Day 28 Fri 11/1

Review

Also taking physics out of integrals

Also taking physics out of integrals

Additional material

Statistical mechanics of air

Additional material

Additional material