Thermal & Physical Properties of Matter

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Thermal & Physical Properties of Matter

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the topics of heat, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The subjects taught and the method of approach will be chosen to give students a full and thorough knowledge of the topics. The module aims to develop students appreciation of thermal physics and to be able to confidently handle problems. Students will be able to see the relationship between the classroom material and their real-life experiences and observations.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Be familiar with the basic physical concepts as they relate to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
    2. Solve numerical problems in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
    3. Explain the physical principles which underpin the relevant experiments in the lab modules.
    4. Relate the physical principles to topics covered in other modules.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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