Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AQN50502 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 熱力学I
Subject Name
ネツリキガク I
Subject Name in
Thermodynamics I
トダ アキヒコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri7-8:IAS K207
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture-oriented class 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to specify necessary theories and methods for consideration of issues.

Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to specify necessary theories and methods for the consideration of important issues. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Thermodynamics forms the basis of science through the generality of its main concept and its practical applicability. This branch of physics has developed as macroscopic phenomenology, and has contributed to the creation of a concrete definition of temperature and clarified the efficiency limit of heat engines. Thermodynamics is the basis for understanding the equilibrium states of materials and their physical and chemical properties, along with non-equilibrium transitions. In this course of Thermodynamics I, the basic laws and ideas of thermodynamics are introduced.  
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Thermal equilibrium, temperature, and state variables
Lesson 3: The first and second laws of thermodynamics
Lesson 4: Reversible process (1): specific reversible operation, ideal gas
Lesson 5: Reversible process (2): general reversible process, introduction of entropy
Lesson 6: Irreversible process: principle of increase of entropy
Lesson 7: The third law of thermodynamics
Lesson 8 (45 min): Summary

a short test at the end of each lesson, final examination 
reference books: Enrico Fermi "Thermodynamics" Dover Publications
Miyake, Satoru, "Nesturikigaku" 1989 Shokabo
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handout https://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/atoda/Thermodynamics/all3016.html
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Prepare for and review the subjects.  
Grading Method Your grade will be based on the following: final exam 70% and, as additional points, attitude toward class and assignments.   
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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