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2019/2020

Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics

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D02TER ZK 2P Czech
Lecturer:
Pavel Demo (guarantor), Vítězslav Vydra
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Basic terminology, definitions, principles and postulates of equilibrium thermodynamics.

Thermodynamical system, phase, aggregate state of matter. State equations.

Gibbs model of phase interface. Thermodynamical equilibrium conditions.

Ehrenfest classification of phase changes. 1st order phase transitions (Clausius-Clapeyron equation, nucleation). Condensation, solidification, melting, sublimation.

Surfaces. Surface energy and surface tension. Young-Laplace equation. Experimental determination of surface tension/energy.

Fundamentals of small systems thermodynamics.Porous systems.

Introduction to linear nonequilibrium thermodynamics.Generalized forces and fluxes.Balance equations for mass, impulse and energy.

Requirements:

no prerequisities

Syllabus of lectures:
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Study Objective:

Understanding and applicability of basic concepts of equilibrium and nonequilibrium thermodynamics. Application of transport processes (in particular, heat conduction and diffusion) in civil engineering.

Study materials:

J. Kvasnica: Termodynamika, SNTL, Praha 1965

J. Crank: The Mathematics of Diffusion,Oxford 1975

P. Demo, Fyzika (skripta), ČVUT Praha 2008

Note:
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