Course co-ordinator(s): Prof Bernd Schroers (Edinburgh).
This course teaches the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics and describes applications to the real world. Topics covered include temperature, work, energy, heat, entropy, the four laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic potentials, Maxwell's relations, applications to ideal gases and thermal radiation, the fundamentals of statistical mechanics, statistical entropy and equilibrium distributions.
Pre-requisites: Please see prerequisites under UG students Useful Links on the right hand side.
Further information: Syllabus, Number of lectures, Assessment, Learning Outcomes.
Contact Hours: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial per week.
SCQF Level: 10.