Physics I: Waves and Thermodynamics (Spring Semester 2017)
||14:00 - 16:00||HPH G 3
||16:00 - 18:00||HCI E 8, HCI F2, HCI F8, HCI J8
new from 21st March 17: HIL B 21 (HCI D6 has been cancelled), HIL E 10.1
HIT F 11.1, HIT J 51, HIT J 52
Dr. Jan Klärs ()
Physics I is an introduction to continuum mechanics, wave phenomena, and fundamental concepts of thermodynamics.
After completing this course, students should be able to construct and apply simple models of dynamics in non-rigid materials. Students should also be able to identify and relate basic thermodynamic quantities in equilibrium systems given realistic constraints.
The lecture will discuss the following concepts:
- One dimensional wave equation
- Plane waves, spherical waves in 2 and 3 dimensions
- Elastic waves, sound velocity
- Stationary waves, resonances
- Propagation: interference and diffraction
- Doppler effect
- Kinetic theory of gases, perfect gases
- Conservation of energy, first principle
- Second principle, thermal cycles
- Entropy, thermodynamical and statistical interpretation
- Thermal radiation and heat transfer
The lecture notes will be distributed via the Moodle platform.
P. A. Tipler and G. Mosca, "Physics for Scientists and Engineers" (6th edition) Chapters 14-20.
Prerequisites / Notice
Technical Mechanics, Analysis
- Written examination, 120 minutes