• Topics

    Week Topic Main Source
    1 Pressure in a fluid. Buoyancy. Surface tension and capillarity 13.1-4
    2 Fluid flow and Bernoulli's equation 13.5-7
    3 Viscosity. Poiseuille’s law. Reynolds number. Turbulence. 13.8-9
    4 Solids: stress, strain and elastic moduli. 12.1-4
    5 Temperature and heat. Heat capacity. Phase changes. 14.1-5, 15.1-5
    6 Thermal properties of the matter. Equations of state. Ideal gas. Work done during volume changes. 17.1-4, 18.2
    7 The first law of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic processes. 18.1, 18.3-8
    8 Molecular properties of matter. Avogadro’s number. Kinetic theory of an ideal gas. 20.1-4, 20.7
    9 Equipartition of energy. Heat capacity of gases and crystals. 20.5, 20.8
    10 Sound in gases and solids 21.5-6
    11 Heat engines. The second law of thermodynamics. Carnot cycle. 19.1-5
    12 Entropy. Nature of irreversibility. 19.6-7

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