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Thermal Physics. Instructor: Prof. Debamalya Banerjee, Department of Physics, IIT Kharagpur.

Thermal physics is a course that is designed to fulfill the requirements of first and second year BSc students studying physics. Starting from basic understanding, this course will take the students through all fundamental aspects of thermodynamics in a simple way. The first part of the course deals with the Kinetic theory of gasses, which bridges the connection between macroscopic and microscopic worlds. In here, we have also included transport phenomena involved in ideal gasses, the theory of specific heat and behavior of real gasses. In second half of the course, effort is made to understand the fundamental laws of thermodynamics and applications to various thermodynamic systems and processes.Additionally, a discussion on black body as a thermodynamic system has been included. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Foundation of Kinetic Theory of Gasses Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Maxwell’s Law for Speed Distribution of Gas Molecules Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Average Speeds in an Ideal Gas Assembly Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Principle of Equipartition of Energy Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Maxwell’s Law for Energy Distribution of Gas Molecules Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – The Mean Free Path of a Gas Assembly Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Expression for Mean Free Path Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Experimental Determination of Mean Free Path Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Pressure and Molecular Flux from Mean Free Path Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Problems on Mean Free Path Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Transport in Fluids: Introduction Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Viscosity: Transport of Momentum Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Thermal Conductivity: Transport of Thermal Energy Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Diffusion Coefficient: Transport of Mass Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Molecular Effusion: Theory and Applications Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Brownian Motion: Concept, Features, Theory of Fluctuation Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Brownian Motion: Mean Square Displacement and Vertical Distribution of Particles Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Perrin’s Experiment on Brownian Motion, Part 1 Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Perrin’s Experiment on Brownian Motion, Part 2 Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Problems on Brownian Motion, Rotational Brownian Motion Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Specific Heat of Solids: Dulong Petit Law and Einstein Theory Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Limitation of Einstein Theory of Specific Heat Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Debye Theory of Specific Heat Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Behavior of Real Gasses Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Van der Waals Equation of State Unlimited
  • Lecture 26 – Critical Parameters from Van der Waals Equation Unlimited
  • Lecture 27 – Determination of Van der Waals Constants and Boyle Temperature Unlimited
  • Lecture 28 – Other Equations of State Unlimited
  • Lecture 29 – Measurement of Temperature: Celsius Scale, Ideal Gas Scale, Absolute Zero Unlimited
  • Lecture 30 – The Platinum Resistance Thermometer Unlimited
  • Lecture 31 – Basic Concepts of Classical Thermodynamics Unlimited
  • Lecture 32 – Basic Concepts of Classical Thermodynamics (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 33 – First Law of Thermodynamics Unlimited
  • Lecture 34 – General Description of Work Done and Specific Heat Unlimited
  • Lecture 35 – General Discussion on Heat Conduction and Elastic Properties Unlimited
  • Lecture 36 – Cyclic Processes Unlimited
  • Lecture 37 – The Reversible Heat Engine: Carnot Cycle Unlimited
  • Lecture 38 – Refrigerator and Carnot Theorem Unlimited
  • Lecture 39 – The Second Law and Clausius Theorem Unlimited
  • Lecture 40 – Concept of Entropy and Mathematical Form of the Second Law Unlimited
  • Lecture 41 – The Entropy Principle Unlimited
  • Lecture 42 – Efficiency of a Cycle from T-S Diagram Unlimited
  • Lecture 43 – The Otto Cycle Unlimited
  • Lecture 44 – The Diesel Cycle Unlimited
  • Lecture 45 – Entropy and Available Energy Unlimited
  • Lecture 46 – Thermodynamic Relations Unlimited
  • Lecture 47 – Application of Thermodynamic Relations Unlimited
  • Lecture 48 – The Free Energy Functions Unlimited
  • Lecture 49 – Condition for Thermodynamic Equilibrium Unlimited
  • Lecture 50 – Thermodynamics of Chemical Reaction Unlimited
  • Lecture 51 – Equilibrium between Phases: the Clapeyron Equation Unlimited
  • Lecture 52 – First Order Phase Transition along Liquid-Vapor Equilibrium Unlimited
  • Lecture 53 – Phase Diagram and Triple Point Unlimited
  • Lecture 54 – The Second Latent Heat Equation Unlimited
  • Lecture 55 – Gibbs Phase Rule and Basics of Second Order Phase Transition Unlimited
  • Lecture 56 – Basic Concepts of Radiation Unlimited
  • Lecture 57 – Diffused Radiation and Kirchhoff’s Law Unlimited
  • Lecture 58 – Cavity Radiation as a Thermodynamic System Unlimited
  • Lecture 59 – Thermodynamics of Cavity Radiation Unlimited
  • Lecture 60 – The Third Law of Thermodynamics Unlimited

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