Course

P101 Physics I (Mechanics & Thermodynamics)

Course No: 
P101
Credit: 
3
Approval: 
UG-Core
Syllabus: 
  1. Coordinate systems, elements of vector algebra in plane polar, cylindrical, spherical polar coordinate systems
  2. Dimensional Analysis
  3. Solutions for one dimensional equation of motion in various forms, line integrals, conservative forces, potential, work-energy theorems, energy diagrams
  4. Conservation of linear momentum and collisions, variable mass problems
  5. Simple harmonic motion, forced oscillations, damping, resonance
  6. conservation of angular momentum and elementary rigid body dynamics
  7. Principles of thermodynamics, concept of thermodynamic state, extensive and intensive variables
  8. Heat and work, internal energy function and the first law of thermodynamics
  9. Equations of state
  10. Concepts of entropy, entropy maximum and energy minimum principles
  11. Second law of thermodynamics
  12. Thermodynamics potentials, enthalpy, Helmholtz potential, Gibbs potential
  13. Conditions of equilibrium, first order phase transitions and Clausius-Clapeyron equation, applications
  14. Chemical reactions
  15. Heat engines and black body radiation
  16. Elementary kinetic theory of gases, equilibrium properties-pressure and equation of state
  17. Transport processes, illustration with simple examples 
Reference Books: 
  1. Introduction to mechanics by Daniel Kleppner & Robert Kolenkow. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc
  2. Heat and thermodynamics: an intermediate textbook by Mark W. Zemansky & Richard H. Dittman. 7th ed., New York: McGraw-Hill Book co., Inc., 1997
  3. Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, & Walker. 8th ed., New Jersey: John Wiley, 2008
  4. University Physics by Francis W. Sears, Mark Zemansky, & Hugh D. Young. 7th ed. Massachusetts: Addison Wesley, 1987
  5. Mechanics by Keith R. Simon. 3rd ed. Massachusetts: Addison Wesley pub. Co., 1971
  6. Thermodynamics, kinetic theory, & statistical thermodynamics by Francis W. Sears, & Gerhard L. Salinger, 3rd ed., Norosa 1998
  7. Mechanics by Charles Kittel, Walter D. knight & Malvin A. Ruderman. 2nd ed., New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1973 
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