Heat and Molecular Structure
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Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Heat and Molecular Structure
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Tõnu Laas (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To obtain a systematic overview of the physics of heat and the basics of thermodynamics and skills to solve basic problems in this matter.
Brief description of the course
Ideal gases. Laws of thermodynamics. Introduction to the kinetic theory of gases. The basics of statistical physics: temperature and pressure as statistical quantities, Maxwells and Boltzmanns distributions. Real gases and vapours. Fluids. Crystalline and amorphous substances. Polymers. Questions and problems. Laboratory activities.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows the main laws of equilibrium thermodynamics and molecular physics, and the limits to their applicability;
- understands the main concepts and laws of heat and molecular structure;
- has skill to apply the laws of thermodynamics while solving the problem exercises;
- has skill to apply the theory of thermodynamics and that of heat and molecular structure while describing and analysing everyday phenomena.
- can apply the theory of thermodynamics and that of heat and molecular structure when describing and analysing the experiment results;
- can carry out experiments in heat and molecular structure, apply the theory in the analysis of the experiment results;
- can assess the validity of the obtained results and compare them with conclusions deducted from theory.
Tõnu Laas PhD; Neeme Lumi PhD