Thermal Physics

Spring 2011

 
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WAN Xin
#516 Jiao-12
Yuquan Campus
8795-3694 (O)
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Lecture Schedule:

星期一, 9:50-12:15 (三四五节), 紫金港东1B-209
星期三, 9:50-12:15 (三四五节), 紫金港东1B-209

Instructor:

万 歆; 玉泉校区教12-516; 办公电话: 8795-3694

Office Hours:

星期一, 18:30-20:30, 紫金港东4-132
星期三, 18:30-20:30, 紫金港东4-132

Teaching Assistant:

朱 琼; coulomb@zju.edu.cn

TA Office Hours:

星期日, 18:30-20:30, 紫金港东4-310

Description:

The course aims at making thermal physics interesting and accessible to anyone who has completed calculus-based mechanics. Essential concepts of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will be introduced from a unified view with a select number of illustrative examples, including some real-world applications. This course paves the path from classical mechanics to modern statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and solid state physics. Introduction to thermal physics, thermal equilibrium theory, the first law of thermodynamics, the second law of thermodynamics and entropy, phases of matter and phase transitions, and nonequilibrium processes will be covered.

Prerequisites:

Mechanics or instructor permission

Reading List:

  1. 赵凯华, 罗蔚茵,新概念物理教程 热学(第2版),高等教育出版社,2005,ISBN: 7040176807
  2. Schroeder, D. V., An Introduction to Thermal Physics, Addison-Wesley, 1999, hardcover, ISBN: 0201380277
  3. Feynman, R. P., The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. 1: Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat, 2nd ed., Addison-Wesley, 2005, hardcover, ISBN: 0805390464
  4. Reif, F., Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics, Waveland Pr Inc, 2008, hardcover, ISBN: 1577666127
  5. 秦允豪,普通物理学教程 热学(第2版),高等教育出版社,2004, ISBN: 7040137909

Last updated on April 12, 2011 by WAN Xin