SI1120 Thermodynamics, Basic Course 6.0 credits
Education cycleFirst cycle
Main field of studyPhysics
Grading scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the course you should be able to
- explain the concept of energy and how energy can be stored and converted.
- realize the importance of thermodynamics in everday phenomena
- be familiar with the power and limitations of thermodynamic models
Course main content
Thermodynamics: energy estimation, ideal and real gas laws, kinetic gas theory, energy transport through conduction and radiation, entropy, the laws of thermodynamics, the Carnot cycle, heat engines and heat pumps. Physical models and validiy, dimensional analysis, estimation and error analysis.
Mandatory for first year students. Prerequisits: High-school physics and mathematics
- Young & Freedman, University Physics, chapter 17-20
- Grimvall, G., Basic skills in physics and engineering science, teoretisk fysik, KTH, 2010
- Laboratory instructions.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
- TENA - Examination, 5.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Written exam (TENA, 5hp), lab part (LAB1; 1 hp)
SCI/Theoretical Undergaduate Physics
Patrik Henelius (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Patrik Henelius <email@example.com>
Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2008.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2008.