ECTS Credits |
5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work |

Language of instruction |
Finnish |

Timing |
Third autumn semester |

Learning outcomes |
The student can explain the basic concepts of thermophysics and can show how the following results (see Contents) arise from them at the level they are presented in lectures. In addition, the student can solve such problems that necessitate deep understanding of the content represented in the course. |

Contents |
The goal of the course is to explain how the macroscopic thermophysical properties of a system (e.g., equation of state) can be derived from its fundamental microscopic properties (e.g., from the behavior of the molecules). For this purpose, the students are given a physically clear understanding of the basic principles of thermophysics, recognizing the fundamental role of its statistical nature. Topics will include: Basic concepts, The first law, Thermal expansion, heat transfer, and diffusion, The second law, The combined law, Heat engines and refrigerators, Thermodynamic potentials, Phases of matter, Classical ideal gas, Classical and open systems. |

Mode of delivery |
Face-to-face teaching |

Learning activities and teaching methods |
14 lectures (28 h), 7 exercises (14 h), self-study 91 h |

Target group |
Primarily for the students of the degree programme in physics. Also for the other students of the University of Oulu. |

Prerequisites and co-requisites |
No specific prerequisites |

Recommended optional programme components |
No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously |

Recommended or required reading |
Textbooks: H. D. Young and R. A. Freedman: University Physics, 13th edition, Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2012, or earlier editions (in part), F. Mandl: Statistical Physics, second edition, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1988 (in part). Lecture notes: Juhani Lounila: 766328A Termofysiikka, Oulun yliopisto, 2016. |

Assessment methods and criteria |
One final examination. Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage. |

Grading |
Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail |

Person responsible |
Perttu Lantto |

Working life cooperation |
No work placement period |