Do the reading quiz on Canvas
by 9am Friday
(not for credit this time)
NOTE: if you haven't been able to get the textbook yet, Chapter 17 is available as a PDF on Canvas
|Sept 7th||What is thermodynamics? Energy conservation. Effects of heating/cooling on macroscopic properties of objects. IR radiation as a way to "see" microscopic energy. Equilibrium, temperature, and heat. Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics.||slides||Do the reading
assignment on Canvas
Do the reading quiz 2A on Canvas
by 9am Monday
|Sept 10th||Thermometers and temperature scales. Gas
thermometers and the ideal gas law.
Absolute temperature scales.
|Written homework 1 (due Sept
Reading: read these extra notes on Young's modulus (we'll get to it either Wednesday or Friday)
|Linear relations vs proportionality relations. Kelvin scale. Thermometers. Thermal expansion.||slides||reading quiz 2B on Canvas by 9am Friday
Think about the last clicker question (about the piston)
Make sure you have read about Young's modulus.
More thermal expansion, area and volume expansion, Young's modulus, stress, strain
finish worksheet (to prepare for lecture - you won't need to hand it in)
Do reading quiz 3A (review chapter 17.4 if necessary)
|more on volume expansion, Young's modulus, stress, strain||slides||for Wednesday:
hand in homework 1 in the boxes near Life building room 2408
Thermal stress. Problems combining thermal expansion and stress/strain.
Newton's Laws for static situtations
|for Friday: read chapter 17.5 and 17.6 (up to equation
and do reading quiz 3B on Canvas
Written homework 2, due next Wednesday
Heat capacity, specific heat.
Phase diagrams, phase changes, latent heat. Calorimetry.
|slides||for Wednesday: read the conduction section in chapter
17.7 (just 2 pages!), do reading quiz 4A on Canvas
for Friday: read the rest of 17.7, do reading quiz 4B on Canvas
|Heat conduction, thermal conductivity.||slides
|for Friday: read the rest of 17.7 (on
radiation), do reading quiz 4B on Canvas
due Wednesday, October 3rd
More conductivity, R values
|slides||for Monday: fill out the survey|
Convection and radiation. Temperature dependence of spectrum and power emitted
|Emissivity, equilibrium temperature of radiating objects.||slides|
|The solar constant, albedo, temperature of the Earth, greenhouse effect.||slides|
|Molecular picture of forces from a gas. Ideal gas law.||slides||for Friday: read 6.1 (first page), 19.1 and 19.2 and do the reading quiz for week 6|
due Wednesday, October 17th
First law of thermodynamics. Work
Work for gases, PV diagrams, Work as area on a PV diagram. Internal energy.
bonus video on area under a curve
|for Wednesday: do reading quiz 7A|
Internal energy. Free expansion of gas. Calculating heat using the first law. Constant volume processes.
due Wednesday, October 24th
Homework 5 bonus question
(both of these will be posted Wednesday evening).
Constant pressure, constant temperature, and adiabatic processes.
extra clicker questions
|reading for Monday: see instructions in the reading quiz on Canvas.|
|Adiabatic compression example. Efficiency of a heat engine.||slides||For Wednesday:
make sure you have read 20.2,20.3
The internal combustion engine. Example of calculating efficiency.
|slides||For Friday: |
read 20.4 and do the reading quiz
due Wednesday, October 31st
|The power of an engine. Refrigerators.||slides||For Monday: |
Do the reading quiz on Canvas.
|Refrigerators and air conditioners. Why does heat flow from hot to cold. Frogs and entropy.||slides|
|Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Relation between entropy, heat, and temperature.
Read 20.6 up to equation 20.14, and section 8.5 in the "Extra Book on Entropy" on Canvas (also in the text from the textbook package)
Do reading quiz on Carnot Cycles and TS diagrams.
Entropy examples, TS diagrams, calculating efficiency from TS diagrams. Carnot cycle and maximum possible efficiency.
|slides||For Monday: do reading assignment on oscillations. |
Hand in your tutorial by 5pm.
Mechanical equilibrium, restoring forces, oscillations, simple harmonic motion
Simple harmonic motion, amplitude, period, angular frequency, velocity, acceleration, phase.
|slides||Homework 7: |
due Wednesday, November 14th
For Friday: do reading assignment on phase (one question).
Simple harmonic motion, finding phase, displacement/velocity/acceleration
|slides||For Wednesday: read this page on the buoyant force, and do the reading quiz on buoyancy on Canvas (2 questions)|
|Nov 14th||Simple harmonic motion examples: predicting amplitude and frequency in physical situations. Buoyancy and bobbing.||slides
do reading assignment on energy in SHM.
|Nov 16th||Simple harmonic motion from small oscillations with non-linear forces. Kinetic and potential energy in simple harmonic motion.||slides||Homework 8: |
due Wednesday, November 21st
For Monday: do reading assignment on damped oscillations.
More on energy, damped oscillation.
Damped oscillation from drag forces, critical damping
Driven periodic motion, resonance.
due Friday, November 30th
for Monday: read 15.1-15.3, up to and including the section "more on the wave function" and do the reading quiz on waves
Coupled oscillators, transverse and longitudinal waves, waves on stretched strings, in solids, and in fluids
Mathematical description of traveling waves. Wavelength, wave number. Relation between wave velocity, period, and wavelength