Physics 2053: Fluids and Thermodynamics
2053 Fluids and Thermodynamics introduces the student to basic concepts in fluid statics and dynamics as well as the fundamental concepts in thermal physics: kinetic theory, the laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic processes, entropy, and heat engines and refrigerators.
CO: Mathematics 1001 and PHYS 1051(or Phys 1021 with a minimum average of 70%)
PR: Mathematics 1001 and PHYS 1051(or Phys 1021 with a minimum average of 70%)
Why does a metal boat float? How do airplanes fly? What is turbulence? What exactly is ‘heat’ anyway? How is temperature defined? What does the motion of atoms and molecules have to do with temperature? How are refrigerators and diesel engines related? What is ‘entropy’?, and what is The Heat Death of the Universe?