Text: Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics by Ashley Carter. This class will cover the topics of the following sections of the book: 1.8, 1.8, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, chapter 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.6, 5.3, chapter 6, chapter 7 (except 7.5), 8.1, 8.3, 8.7, 9.1, 9.2, 11.1 to 11.6, chapter 12, chapter chapter 13, chapter 14, 15.2, 16.1-16.3. The topics of the other sections in the book will be covered in 140b.
Course Times: Lecture: TTh 11:00-12:20, CSB 002. Discussion: Weds 11:00-11:50, PETER 103.
Homework: Around 7 problem sets, with about a week to do each. Due in class, at 11:00am (or dropped off earlier). Late HW sets will not be accepted.
Midterm: Will be Oct. 31, during the lecture time. The midterm will cover the topics up to and including that in 9.2, i.e. the topics in thermodynamics. Midterm mean: 29.6 points (out of 60 possible), standard deviation = 11.7 points.
Final: Tues Dec. 5, 11:30-2:30. No late or early finals, check your schedule now!
Grading: Homework=20%, Midterm=30%, Final=50%.
Lectures closely follow those of Raj Pathria's 140a class in previous years. You should take his 140b class next quarter - he is a master of this subject!
|date||Topics (and link to lecture notes)||Homework|
|9/21||Introduction and the zero'th law of thermodynamics.|
|9/26||Equations of state. Ideal gas. SI temperature definition. First law||HW 1 (due 9/28) HW 1 solns|
|9/28||Heat capacity etc.||HW 2 (due 10/5) HW 2 solns|
|10/3||Heat and engines|
|10/5||Engines and efficiency||HW 3 (due 10/12) HW 3 solns|
|10/10||More on efficiency, temperature, and Kelvin's statement (the 2nd law)||3asolns and 3bsolns (with numbers)|
|10/12||Entropy and the 2nd law||HW 4 (due 10/19) HW 4 solns|
|10/17||Entropy change - lots of examples. Applications of the second law||4 soln (with numbers)|
|10/19||S and disorder, energy degradation, H and F and G, max mech work||HW 5 (due 10/26) HW 5 solns|
|10/24||F, H, G minimization. Phase boundaries.||5 solns (with numbers)|
|10/26||Chemical potential. Gibbs function and equation|
|10/31||Midterm Midterm solutions|
|11/2||Kinetic theory of gases||HW 6 (due 11/9)|
|11/7||Velocity and gaussian distribution.|
|11/9||Effusion. Binomial distribution.||HW 7 (due 11/16) solns|
|11/14||Statistics, and S.|
|11/16||Counting microstates, MB, FD, BE||more HW 7 soln's (with numbers)|
|11/21||M.B. statistics, and Z||HW 8 (due Nov. 30) solns|
|11/28||BE and FD statistics. Harmonic oscillators|
|11/30||Heat capacity of non-metallic solids||more HW8 soln's (with numbers)|