Title of the course: A Brief Introduction to Thermodynamics
Instructor: Prof. Altuğ Özpineci
Dates: 4-9 September 2017
Prerequisites: Multivariable calculus
Level: Graduate, advanced undergraduate, beginning undergraduate
Abstract: Definitions and fundamental concepts in thermodynamics, the first law of thermodynamics, specific heats. First Law applied to engineering cycles – the Carnot cycle, refrigerators and heat pumps. Boltzmann distribution, the second law of thermodynamics, axiomatic statements of thermodynamics with thermodynamics processes and entropy.