Course: Thermodynamics and statistical physics

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Course title Thermodynamics and statistical physics
Course code KFY/TSF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Erhart Jiří, prof. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction, thermodynamics, heat, temperature, thermal extension, temperature measurement, temperature scales. 2. Phase state of ideal gas, equation of state. Specific and molar heat kapacity. 3. Molecular physics: atom, molecule, molar content. molar mass. Intermolecular interactions. 4. Kinetic theory of idea gas. Equipartition theorem and internal energy, Translational, rotational and vibrational degrees of freedom of molecule. 5. Maxwell's distribution of molecular speeds in gas, Average values and macroscopic quantities. 6. Nonieal gas. Van der Waals equation, virial expansion. Internal friction in gas. 7. Fundamentals of calorimetry. Phase transformation, specific latent heat, phase equilibrium. 8. Air humidity, saturated vapour. Properties of athmosphere, surface tension. 9. Heat transport. Conduction, convection and radiation. Equation of heat transport, heat flux, heat insulation. 10. Termodynamic system. State and process variables. First law of thermodynamics. Reversible and irreversible changes. 11. Surface tension, surface layer, capilary phenomena. 12. Second law of thermodynamics, entropy. Carnot cycle and thermal machines. 13. Termodynamic temperature, third law of thermodynamics. 14. Statistical physics: Entropy, thermodynamic temperature. Statistical explanation of 2nd and 3rd law of thermodynamics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Present fundamentals of thermodynamics and statistical physics to stdents.
Student understand basic methods of thermodynamics and statistical physics.
Basic course of physics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam

Understand basic thermodynamic and statistical methods.
Recommended literature
  • HALLIDAY, D., RESNICK, R., WALKER, J. Fyzika. Termodynamika. Praha, 2014. ISBN 978-80-214-4123-1.
  • OBDRŽÁLEK, J. Řešené příklady z termodynamiky, molekulové a statistické fyziky. Praha, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7378-300-6.
  • OBDRŽÁLEK, J. Úvod do termodynamiky, molekulové a statistické fyziky. Praha, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7378-287-0.
  • SVOBODA, E., BAKULE, R. Molekulová fyzika. Praha, 1992.

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