Rayf Shiell - Optical Physics Group, Trent University

Rayf Shiell; rayfshiell@trentu.ca, 705-748-1011 x7023

Summary: This course provides an introduction to thermal physics and the subject of thermodynamics. Topics to be covered include: the laws of thermodynamics and their applications, thermodynamic potentials, the kinetic theory of gases, and some principles of statistical thermodynamics. The course builds upon content matter from the following pre-requisite courses: PHYS 2610H: Introductory Quantum Physics; MATH 2110H: Calculus II: Calculus of several variables.

The schedule of readings from the course text (Finn's Thermal Physics, 3rd ed., by Andy Rex) from the last time I taught this course can be found **here**.

The formula sheet can be found **here** (also in .docx format for adapting if desired)

The final exam can be found **here**.

The midterm exam can be found **here**.

The final exam can be found **here**.

The midterm exam can be found **here**.

The final exam can be found **here**.

The midterm exam can be found **here**.

The final exam (slightly different format due to the COVID-19 pandemic) can be found **here**.

The midterm exam can be found **here**.

The final exam can be found **here**.

The midterm exam can be found **here**.

The final exam can be found **here**.

The midterm exam can be found **here**.