FYS-1346 Thermal Physics, 5 cr


Jyrki Mäkelä


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
FYS-1346 2018-01 3 - 4 Jyrki Mäkelä


Understanding of the basics of thermodynamics based on both classical thermodynamics and on modern statistical study of systems consisting of atoms. After the course the student will possess sufficient skills for studying statistical physics, solid state physics and other courses of physics major.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Concepts of energy and temperature. The first law of thermodynamics and conservation of energy.     
2. Basics of heat transfer.     
3. The second law of thermodynamics and entropy.      
4. Physics of heat engines vs. laws of thermodynamics.      
5. Basics of chemical thermodynamics.     

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The assessment of the course is based mostly on the written exam. Approval requires half of the maximum points from specific exercises, submitted in written form. It is possible to elevate the grading with additional activity in the (oral) class exercises.


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Tyyppi Nimi Tekijä ISBN URL Lisätiedot Tenttimateriaali
Book   An Introduction to Thermal Physics   D.V. Schroeder         Yes   
Other online content   Powerpoint-presentations from Lectures   J. Mäkelä       Will be distributed via Moodle2   Yes   


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Päivittäjä: Ikonen Suvi-Päivikki, 13.03.2018