Dec 04, 2021  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog

PHY 308 - Heat and Thermodynamics (3)

Prerequisites: PHY 201  and PHY 202  (or PHY 107  and PHY 108 ), MTH 235 , MTH 335 MTH 337 , or permission.
A study of temperature, heat and work, the laws of thermodynamics, entropy, the Carnot cycle, and introduction to statistical mechanics. Experimental work in selected areas is performed. Completing the course allows the student to describe important definitions and relationships for each of the topics covered, discuss experimental evidence for each relationship or law, design and carry out experiments in selected areas, and do calculations involving theoretical relationships studied.