Waves-Fluids -Thermodynamics

Course Information
TitleΚΥΜΑΤΑ-ΡΕΥΣΤΑ-ΘΕΡΜΟΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ / Waves-Fluids -Thermodynamics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGeorgios Dimitrakopulos
Course ID600021846

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2022

Registered students: 147
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course217

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students are introduced in the concepts of mechanical waves, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. More specifically, in the case of mechanical waves they will be familiarized with the propagation of transverse waves along an elastic string and longitudinal sound waves in fluids. They will deal with examples on the application of the superposition principle and the effect of the medium properties on the wave propagation velocity. The students will be also familiarized with the properties of fluids (pressure, density, buoyance) as well as with the fundamental principles that govern their behaviour and determine their practical applications. Except from the physical phenomena that dominate the behaviour of fluids under equilibrium conditions, the students will be introduced to the forces of cohesion and adhesion in fluid and with the laws which describe their flow. Finally, the students are introduced to the meanings and the laws of thermodynamics through the study of the perfect gas laws and the thermal engines. They learn the equilibrium conditions and are introduced to the modeling of physical problems. They learn also elements of the kinetic theory of gases.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Wave mechanics Waves in elastic media: basic concepts, derivation of the wave equation, harmonic waves. Characteristics of the mechanical waves, wave energy. Exercises Propagation of mechanical waves: Superposition of waves, group and phase velocities, standing waves and normal modes, beats. Exercises. Sound waves: Production of sound waves, applications. Exercises. Fluid mechanics: Fluids (gasses and liquids). Pressure. Density. Fluids in equilibrium. Hydrostatics. Buoyancy. Pascal and Archimedes Principles. Exercises. Surface tension. Adhesion forces. Capillary action. Fluid flow. Laminar flow. Law of continuity. Law of Bernoulli. Turbulent flow. Viscosity. Exercises. Deformation of solids and moduli (in brief). Exercises. Heat and Thermodynamics : 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. Kinetic theory of gases. Molecular velocities distribution. Real gas. Thermal engines. Second law, Carnot cycle, entropy, Clausius inequality. Equilibrium. Problems for all the issues.
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Other / Others120.4
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)
1. Φυσική. Εισαγωγή στη Μηχανική, Κυριάκος Δημήτρης, Καρακώστας Θεόδωρος, Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2012, ISBN: 9789604563340, Εκδότης: Ζήτη Πελαγία & Σια Ι.Κ.Ε. 2. Φυσική: Βασικές αρχές, Αριθμός τόμου: A, Έκδοση: 1η/2021, Halliday David, Resnick Robert, Walker Jearl, ISBN: 9789600122343, Εκδότης: Γ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΣΙΑ Ε.Ε. 3. Θερμοδυναμική Συστημάτων σε Ισορροπία, Έκδοση: 1/2015, C.J.Adkins, ISBN: 9786188200913, Εκδότης: ΧΑΡΙΤΟΣ ΧΡ. ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ 4. ΘΕΡΜΟΤΗΤΑ ΚΑΙ ΘΕΡΜΟΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ, MARK W. ZEMANSKY, RICHARD M.DITTMAN, Έκδοση: 7/2014, ISBN: 9789607258809, Εκδότης: ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΚΕΣ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α.Γ.ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΙΚΟΣ 5. Θερμοδυναμική και Προχωρημένη Θερμοδυναμική, Πολυζάκης Απόστολος, Έκδοση: 4η/2019, ISBN: 9786188359048, Εκδότης: Πολυζάκης Απόστολος & ΣΙΑ ΕΕ.
Additional bibliography for study
Modern Thermodynamics, From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures (Dilip Kondepudi, Ilya Prigogine) John Wiley & Sons.
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