Physics II (Heat -Thermodynamics)

Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΙΙ (Θερμότητα - Θερμοδυναμική) / Physics II (Heat -Thermodynamics)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikolaos Frangis
Course ID40002847

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students are introduced to the concept and meanings of the thermodynamics through the study of the perfect gas laws and the thermal engines. The study is extended to other physical systems, beyond the ideal gas. They learn the equilibrium conditions and are introduced to the modeling of physical problems.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Thermodynamics of perfect gas: System, surroundings,thermodynamic variables, equilibrium, processes. Temperature and the zeroth law, temperature scales, thermometric properties. Heat and the first law, heat capacities, heat measurement and tranfer. Perfect gas laws and processes. Real gas. Thermal engines. Second law, Carnot cycle, entropy, Clausius inequality. Axiomatic introduction of the laws. Generalization. Thermodynamic potentials, Legendre transformations, Maxwell realations. Applications to several physical systems. Conditions for equilibrium, phase equilibrium, Clausius-Clapeyron equation. The third law of Thermodynamics.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Problem solving42
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θερμοδυναμική Συστημάτων σε Ισορροπία, C.J.Adkins Λεπτομέρειες Θερμοδυναμική, Michael Μ. Αbbott, Hendrick C. Van Ness ΘΕΡΜΟΤΗΤΑ ΚΑΙ ΘΕΡΜΟΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ, MARK W. ZEMANSKY, RICHARD M.DITTMAN ΘΕΡΜΟΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΧΩΡΗΜΕΝΗ ΘΕΡΜΟΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ, Απόστολος Πολυζάκης
Additional bibliography for study
Modern Thermodynamics, From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures (Dilip Kondepudi, Ilya Prigoogine) John Wiley & Sons. An Introduction to Thermal Physics 1st Edition, by Daniel V. Schroeder, Addison-Wesley
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