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Unit: Math Bits

  • Differentials
  • Zapping with d
    • Surfaces Activity: Covariation in Thermal Systems
  • Small Group Activity: Exploring the Partial Derivative Machine
  • Contour Graphs
  • Surfaces Activity: Thermodynamic States
  • Small Group Activity: Exploring the Partial Derivative Machine
  • Partial Derivative Machine dictionary
  • dU
  • Numerical Integration
  • Surfaces Activity: Quantifying Change in Thermal Systems
  • Chain Rules
    • Small Group Activity: PDM Derivatives
  • Chain Rule Diagrams
  • Surfaces Activity: “Squishability” of Water Vapor

Unit: First Law of Thermodynamics

  • Intro to Thermodynamic Properties
    • Lab: Ice Lab I
  • Comparing Thermodynamic Properties
Hour 9: The First Law
  • QUIZ
  • Jargon
    • Intensive and Extensive
    • T, S, V, p, U
    • Work, Heat
    • First Law
    • Second Law
    • Reversible and Irreversible
    • Adiabatic
    • Quasistatic
  • Snapping a Rubber Band
  • Second Law
  • Thermodynamic Identity
  • Name the Experiment I
  • Heat Capacity
  • Lab: Ice Lab II
This should go somewhere around here once things get rearranged:
  • Heat Capacity of Water Vapor
  • Elevators
  • Small Group Activity: The Elevator Cycle
  • Work
  • Heat
  • Using $p V$ and $T S$ Plots
Hour 14: A simple cycle
  • Analyzing a Simple Curve
Hour 15: Holiday

Unit: Internal Energy

  • Name the Experiment II (Heat and/or First Law)
Hour 17: The second law
  • Free expansion not-quiz
  • Discussion of not-quiz
  • Maxwell Relations
  • Maxwell Relation Activities
  • QUIZ
  • Name The Experiment III
  • Lab: Rubber Band Lab
  • Sometimes Always Never True (1st half)
Hours 26-28: Holiday

Unit: Statistical Mechanics

  • QUIZ
  • Fairness Function and Probability
  • Maximizing S
  • Lagrange Multipliers
  • Weighted Averages
  • Derive Boltzman Ratio and connect to Thermo ($U = \sum p_iE_i$)
Hour 32: Free
  • Free
  • Diatomic Gas
Hour 35: Review
  • Review

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