## CourseDetail

Degree
Bachelor
2
Course delivery methods
face-to-face
Subject
Physical sciences, Mathematical sciences, Engineering & technology
Program
School
School of Science and Engineering
Department
Bachelor's Program in Interdisciplinary Engineering
Campus
Tsukuba Campus
Classroom
3B303
Course Offering Year
2023-2024
Course Offering Month
April - June
Weekday and Period
Fri4
Capacity
Credits
1.0
Language
English
Course Number
FJ26114

### Thermodynamics II University of Tsukuba

#### Course Overview

Thermodynamics is one of the essential physics to discuss energy conservation for engineers in various fields.
Based on the first and second laws of thermodynamics learned in "Thermodynamics I", we learn free energy and chemical potential as new state quantities, and advanced matters of thermodynamics such as Maxwell relations and phase changes. The aim is to be able to understand these matters based on the major principles of the first law and the second law, and to cultivate the ability to reconstruct the learned matters from a new perspective by using them as tools.

#### Learning Achievement

1. Understand the usefulness of the roles that internal energy, enthalpy, and free energy play as thermodynamic potentials.
2. Maxwell's relations can be used to derive the energy equation and Mayer's relations.
3. Equilibrium conditions can be derived with an understanding of free energy and chemical potential.
4. The Clausius-Clapeyron equation can be derived.

#### Competence

Related to 2. Understanding ability of physical phenomena.

#### Course prerequisites

Exercises and homework: 40%
Exams: 60%

#### Course schedule

Review of first and second law of thermodynamics
Free energy
Thermodynamic identity and thermodynamic potential
Maxwell's relational expression
Joule's Law, Mayer's relation
Chemical potential and free enthalpy
Thermodynamic equilibrium condition
Principle of minimum free energy
Phase equilibrium condition
Clausius-Clapeyron equation

#### Course type

Lectures and Class Exercises

Kaneko Akiko

#### Other information

Thermodynamics is one of the essential physics to discuss energy conservation for engineer in various fields.
Based on the first and second laws of thermodynamics learned in "Thermodynamics I", we learn free energy and chemical potential as new state quantities, and advanced matters of thermodynamics such as Maxwell relations and phase changes. The aim is to be able to understand these matters based on the major principles of the first law and the second law, and to cultivate the ability to reconstruct the learned matters from a new perspective by using them as tools.

#### Site for Inquiry

Link to the syllabus provided by the university