Thermodynamics

National University of Ireland, Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Thermodynamics

  • Host University

    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Text:
    Physics (5th edition) Volume 1: Resnick, Halliday and Krane

    The text is available in the University Bookshop and a number of copies are on 24 hour desk reserve in the Library.

    Syllabus:

    Temperature, Kinetic Theory and ideal gas, Vapour pressure and relative humidity

    Elasticity, Relation between moduli, Measurement of moduli

    First Law of Thermodynamics. Calorimetry. Mechanical equivalent of heat. Transfer of heat - thermal conductivity

    Entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Reversible/irreversible processes

    Fluid Statics. Pascal's and Archimedes Principle. Surface Tension

    Fluid Dynamics. Bernoulli's equation. Viscosity

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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