|Introduction||lecture 1 notes||Read
Do the reading quiz on Canvas
by 9am Friday
(not for credit this time)
NOTE: if you haven't been able to get the textbook yet, Chapter 17 is available as a PDFon Canvas or here:
What is thermodynamics? Energy conservation. Effects of heating/cooling on macroscopic properties of objects. IR radiation as a way to "see" microscopic energy. Equilibrium, temperature, and heat. Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics.
|lecture 2 notes||Read chapters 17.2,17.3,17.4 (up to Thermal Expansion of Water)|
Do the reading quiz 2 on Canvas
by 9am Monday
Before your tutorial: read these
notes on Young's modulus
|Sept 9th||Thermometers and temperature scales. The Celcius scale. Definition of Pressure. Gas thermometers and the ideal gas law. The Kelvin scale.||lecture 3 notes|
|Linear relations vs proportionality relations. Kelvin scale. Thermometers. Thermal expansion.||lecture 4 slides||Homework 1 (due Sept
|Sept 13th||More thermal expansion, area and volume expansion||lecture 5 slides||
Do the reading quiz 3 on Canvas |
by 9am Monday (17.4,17.5)
|Young's modulus Tutorial solutions|
|more on volume expansion, Young's modulus, stress, strain||lecture 6 slides||for Wednesday: |
hand in homework 1 in the boxes near Life building room 2408
Thermal stress. Problems with thermal expansion and stress/strain in multipart systems
Newton's Laws for static situtations
|Homework 2 (due Sept 25, 5pm)|
Heat capacity, specific heat.
Do the reading quiz 4 on Canvas |
by 9am Monday (17.6,17.7)
|thermal expansion tutorial solutions|
Phase diagrams, phase changes, latent heat. Calorimetry.
|Heat conduction, thermal conductivity.||slides||Homework 3: |
due Wednesday, October 2nd
Do the reading assignment/quiz 5 on Canvas by 9am Monday |
for Monday: fill out the survey
|Heat capacity and phase change tutorial solutions|
Insulation and R values. Convection and radiation. Electromagnetic waves, spectrum graphs.
|Temperature dependence of spectrum and power emitted for thermal radiation.|
Emissivity, equilibrium temperature of radiating objects.
|slides||No homework for next week, just complete and hand in tutorial by Monday at 5pm|
|The solar constant, albedo, temperature of the Earth, greenhouse effect.||slides||Do the reading assignment/quiz 6 on Canvas by 9am Monday|
|Conductivity/radiation tutorial solutions|
|Molecular picture of forces from a gas. Ideal gas law.||slides|
|Oct 9th|| |
First law of thermodynamics. Work
Work for gases, PV diagrams, Work as area on a PV diagram. Internal energy.
bonus video on area under a curve
|for Wednesday: do reading assignment/quiz 7|
|Midterm 1 Midterm 1 solutions|
Internal energy. Free expansion of gas. Calculating heat using the first law.
due Wednesday, October 23rd
Constant volume, constant pressure, constant temperature, and adiabatic processes.
|slides||Do the reading assignment/quiz 8 on Canvas by 9am Monday|
|Gas processes tutorial solutions|
|Review of isochoric, isobaric, isothermal, and adiabatic processes. Adiabatic compression example.||slides||For Wednesday: |
please read 20.2,20.3
The internal combustion engine. Example of calculating efficiency.
|slides||For Friday: |
due Wednesday, October 30th
|The power of an engine. Refrigerators.||slides||For Monday: |
Do the reading quiz on Canvas.
|Heat engines and more gas processes tutorial solutions|
|Refrigerators and air conditioners. Why does heat flow from hot to cold. Frogs and entropy.||slides|
|Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Relation between entropy, heat, and temperature.||slides|
|For Friday: |
Do reading quiz on Carnot Cycles and TS diagrams.
Entropy examples, TS diagrams, calculating efficiency from TS diagrams. Carnot cycle and maximum possible efficiency.
|slides||For Monday: do reading assignment on oscillations. |
Hand in your tutorial by 5pm Monday.
|Midterm review tutorial solutions|
Mechanical equilibrium, restoring forces, oscillations, simple harmonic motion
Simple harmonic motion, amplitude, period, angular frequency, velocity, acceleration, phase.
|slides||Homework 7: |
due Wednesday, November 13th
Displacement/velocity/acceleration in simple harmonic motion
|slides||For Wednesday: do the reading quiz on Canvas|
|Oscillations tutorial solutions|
|Nov 13th||Simple harmonic motion from small oscillations with non-linear forces.||slides|
|Homework 8: |
due Wednesday, November 20th
Energy in simple harmonic motion, damped oscillations.
|slides||For Monday: do reading assignment on waves.|
Drag forces, damped oscillations, driven periodic motion, resonance.
Coupled oscillators, transverse and longitudinal waves, waves on stretched strings, in solids, and in fluids
|slides||Homework 9: |
due Wednesday, November 27th
Mathematical description of traveling sinusoidal waves. Wavelength, wave number. Relation between wave velocity, period, and wavelength.
|For Monday: do reading assignment on superposition and interference|
Principle of Superposition, standing waves, wave velocity
|Constructive and destructive interference||slides|