Course code 07 53 2101 20
ECTS credits 2
Course title in the language of instruction
Podstawy termodynamiki
Course title in Polish Podstawy termodynamiki
Course title in English
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
Language of instruction Polish
Course level first-cycle programme
Course coordinator dr hab. inż. Jaromir Tosiek
Course instructors dr inż. Ewa Pastorczak, dr hab. inż. Jaromir Tosiek
Delivery methods and course duration
Lecture Tutorials Laboratory Project Seminar Other Total of teaching hours during semester
Contact hours 10 15 0 25
E-learning No No No No No No
Assessment criteria (weightage) 0.50 0.50 0.00
Course objective
  1. Presenting fundamental conceptions and investigation methods used in phenomenological thermodynamics.
  2. Make students familiar with fundamental thermodynamic processes and their practical applications.
Learning outcomes
  1. The student formulates and interprets correctly basic laws of thermodynamics (FFT1A_W01, FFT1A_W07);
  2. The student analyzes thermodynamic phenomena and solves problems concerning phenomenological thermodynamics (FFT1A_U04, FFT1A_U05);
  3. The student identifies and describes thermodynamic processes which are fundamental for practical applications in some devices (FFT1A_U24).
Assessment methods
Observation and final test containing practical and theoretical tasks.

Final test.
No requirements.
Course content with delivery methods
Ideal gas. Equation of state of perfect gas. Laws governing the variations of physical conditions of a gas. Van der Waals equation of state (real gas).  Internal energy of gases. 1st law of thermodynamics. Work received or given out by the systems during a thermodynamic processes. Specific heat capacities. 2nd law of thermodynamics. Heat engines. Reversible and irreversible processes. Entropy.  Thermodynamic functions and thermodynamic potentials.

Solving problems concerning the variations of physical conditions of a gas. Solving the problems connected with laws of thermodynamics (calculations of internal energy, work, efficiency of heat engines). Polytropic process. Calculations of changes of entropy in various thermodynamic processes.
Basic reference materials
  1. Malinowska-Adamska C., Zbiór zadań z fizyki z rozwiązaniami, Wyd. PŁ, Łódź 1993.
  2. Gumiński K., Termodynamika, PWN, Warszawa 1982.
  3. Elwell D., Pointon A. J., Termodynamika klasyczna, PWN, Warszawa 1976.
Other reference materials
  1. Malinowska-Adamska C., Wiktorowska B., Wojciechowski B., Fizyka, cz .I, Łódź 1993.
  2. Halliday D., Resnick R., Walker J., Podstawy Fizyki, t. 4 i 5, PWN, Warszawa 2003.
Average student workload outside classroom
Brak uwag
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