1 – understand the Thermodynamic laws and their applications.
2 – ability to use Thermodynamic concepts to solve problems.
1 – experimental and laboratory abilities in Thermodynamics.
2 – mathematical competences to solve thermodynamic problems (mastering the calculation of partial derivative, integration of simple differential equations,…).
1 – Essential concepts.
2 – Zero Law and First Law – Applications.
3 – Second and Third Laws – Applications.
4 – Thermodynamic potentials.
5 – Introduction to open system thermodynamics.
6 – Elementary Kinetic Theory.
General Physics I.
Mathematical Analysis I and II.
General Chemistry I.
Laboratory Techniques of Physics.
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in information management; . Competence to solve problems; . Competence for working in group; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; . Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence in organization and planning; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Critical thinking; . Competence in autonomous learning; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Sseminar or study visit
assessment implementation in 20112012 Exam: 100.0% Frequency: 100.0%
Bibliography of reference
SEARS, F. W.; SALINGER, G. L. Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory, and Statistical Thermodynamics.
ZEMANSKY, M. W.; DITTMAN, R. H. Heat and Thermodynamics.
- Attainment of the theoretical concepts with relevant examples.
- Use of didactic material which is available on the internet or elaborated by the teacher, such as animations and simulations.
- Choice of practical assignments that allow students to deepen concepts that were approached in theoretical classes.
- Choice of problems for students to solve outside classes, throughout the semester, even if it is not an assessment component.
- Data show, projector de slides. - Laboratório de Termodinâmica, equipado.