Study Materials

Notes

Statements of the Second Law (PDF)
Additional Notes on Energy Accounting, Variables and Properties of Systems (PDF)
Additional Notes on Solution Theory and Mixing (PDF)
Notes on Legendre Transforms and Maxwell Relations: The Matrix Representation (PDF)


Thermohelp 2003

Thermohelp was designed to serve as a discussion group for students to interact with the TA for the course and each other.  These anonymous discussions, unmonitored by the faculty, were a useful part of the learning experience.  Below are some excerpted discussions.

Problem Set 3 - 5 (PDF)
Problem Set 5 - Problem 2 (PDF)
Entropy Ideal Gas (PDF)
Stat - Mech 1 (PDF)
Stat - Mech 2 (PDF)
Homework 1 - Questions (PDF)
Homework 1 - Problem 3.2 (PDF)
Homework 1 - Problem 4.1 (PDF)
Homework 2 Questions (PDF)
Homework 2 - Problem 1.1 (PDF)
Homework 2 - Problem 1.1 - contd (PDF)
Homework 2 - Problem 1.4 (PDF)
Homework 2 - Problem 1.5 (PDF)
Homework 2 - Problem 2.1 and Problem 2.2 (PDF)
Homework 2 - Problem 2.10 (PDF)
Homework 2 - Problem 3.2 (PDF)
Homework 3 - 3 (PDF)
Homework 3 - 7 (PDF)
Solutions to Problems in Recitation 5 (PDF)
Reversibility and Entropy (PDF)
Heated Argument (PDF)
Duel (PDF)
Thermal Expansion (PDF)