GENERAL PHYSICS 1 (UNIT 2)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The objective of the course is the basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws of thermodynamics. Students will also learn how to solve simple problems.
The course is calculus based.
The course of Mathematical Analysis 1 should be previously attended.
Course contents summary
Thermodynamic variables, volume, pressure, flow rates, Bernoully's principle.
The zeroth law of thermodynamics and thermal equilibrium. Temperature, thermometers and temperature scales.
Kinetic theory of gases : microscopic origin of temperature, equipartition of energy.
The first law of thermodynamics, specific and latent heat, work, thermodynamic transformations, internal energy, cycles.
The second law of thermodynamics, heat engines and refrigerators, reversibility, Carnot cycle.
Halliday-Resnick-Walker - Fondamenti di Fisica - CEA Sesta Edizione(vol. primo - Meccanica - Termologia)
Halliday-Resnick-Krane - Fisica 1 - CEA Quinta edizione
Gettys - Fisica 1 - McGraw Hill Quinta Edizione
Focardi-Massa-Uguzzoni - Fisica Generale - CEA Vol. Meccanica/Termodinamica e fluidi
Mazzoldi-Nigro-Voci - Elementi di Fisica Meccanica Termodinamica - Edises Seconda Edizione
Mazzoldi-Nigro-Voci - Fisica Vol.1 - Edises
Lectures are highly recommended. Many examples will be discussed during the course. Exercise sessions will be held during the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Only one examination for unit 1 and 2. An intermediate and a final written test. An oral exam is compulsory only for test results below a certain threshold (details on the specific course web page)