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Viewing: PHYSICS 45, section 01


Term: 1192 - 1192
Instructor: Hartnoll

Learning Goals

Understand the distinction between microstates and macrostates and the connection with entropy and the second law of thermodynamics.
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Understand thermal equilibrium and the notion of temperature.
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Understand how to use the Boltzmann factor to calculate internal energies and heat capacities.
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Understand how to derive and use the Ideal Gas Law.
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Understand how to calculate the work done and heat exchanged in a gas process.
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Understand the constraints the second law of thermodynamics places on heat engines and refrigerators.
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Understanding of basic properties of waves (velocity, wavelength etc.) and the consequences of wave interference.
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Understand the double-slit experiment and diffraction.
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Understand ray optics and its use in optical instruments.
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Course Elements

How useful to you were the discussion sections?


How useful to you were the lectures?


How useful to you were the problem sets?


How useful to you was the textbook "Six Ideas that shaped Physics, unit T" by Moore?


How useful to you was the textbook "Waves and Optics" by Knight?


Additional Questions

Did Physics 45 provide an inclusive and supportive learning environment?


Please comment on how the teaching methods that we used in class — lecturing interspersed with exercises and activities — contributed to your learning.



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