PHY2022 : Thermodynamics
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Patrick Briddon
- Owning School: Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To enhance the students' knowledge of thermodynamics and to develop their understanding of how thermodynamics relates to other elements of physics.
Outline Of Syllabus
Thermodynamics: Fundamental Laws, entropy, heat engines, potentials, Maxwell’s relations. Applications.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Final Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||5||1:00||5:00||Formal problems class|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||Formal Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||12||0:10||2:00||Office hours|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||35:00||35:00||Reviewing lecture notes; background reading.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||17||0:30||8:30||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||12||2:00||24:00||Problem solving; preparation for problems class|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading, problem solving practice is provided through tutorials. Office hours provide an opportunity for more direct contact between individual students and the lecturer: a typical student might spend a total of one or two hours over the course of the module, either individually or as part of a group.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the lecture course material. The report enables students to demonstrate knowledge of how heat engines work and the relationship to thermodynamic concepts.