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PHYS 3601 - Thermodynamics

Credit(s): 3
Lecture Hour(s): 3
Lecture Hours Schedule Type: Lecture
Lab Hour(s): 3

This is an introduction to thermodynamics from a modern macroscopic perspective. Lecture topics will include the laws of thermodynamics, Maxwell relations, internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, Helmholtz and Gibbs free energies, chemical potential and equilibrium, as well as a detailed study of the Kinetic Theory of Gases for mono- and polyatomic gases, both ideal and real. The laboratory component will support the lecture material through theoretical modeling and basic thermodynamic and kinetic experiments.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1201 , CHEM 1202 , PHYS 1202  and MATH 1202  or MATH 2200 , all with a grade of C- or higher or department consent.
Note: Credit for both CHEM 3601  and Physics 3601 will not be allowed.

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