# 402-0052-00L Physics I: Waves and Thermodynamics

Semester | Spring Semester 2020 |

Lecturers | A. Wallraff |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | German |

Abstract | Physics I is an introduction to continuum mechanics, wave phenomena, and fundamental concepts of thermodynamics. |

Objective | After completing this course, students should be able to construct and apply simple models of dynamics in non-rigid materials. Students should also be able to identify and relate basic thermodynamic quantities in equilibrium systems given realistic constraints. |

Content | The lecture will discuss the following concepts: Waves - One dimensional wave equation - Plane waves, spherical waves in 2 and 3 dimensions - Elastic waves, sound velocity - Stationary waves, resonances - Propagation: interference and diffraction - Doppler effect Thermodynamics - Kinetic theory of gases, perfect gases - Conservation of energy, first principle - Second principle, thermal cycles - Entropy, thermodynamical and statistical interpretation - Thermal radiation and heat transfer. |

Lecture notes | The lecture notes will be distributed via the Moodle platform. |

Literature | P. A. Tipler and G. Mosca, "Physics for Scientists and Engineers" (6th edition) Chapters 14-20. |

Prerequisites / Notice | Technical Mechanics, Analysis |