Zhang Weilu, Assistant Professor
Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Thermodynamics is the study of energy transformation involving heat, mechanical work and other aspects of energy, and how these transformations relate to the properties of matter. An understanding of thermal physics is crucial to much of modern physics, chemistry and engineering.
In this course we learn the main principles that are fundamental thermodynamics and their applications. The topics include the properties of ideal and non-ideal gases, the liquids, solutions, the phase rule and phase equilibria.
By studying the basic concepts and principles of thermodynamics, we aim to use them to handle basic problems of chemical systems at equilibrium within a rigorous mathematical frame work.
This course follows the curriculum policy 3 to develop the ability to contribute to the acquisition of physical values and creation of functions by systematically understanding the discipline of thermodynamics.