59-240 Course Notes: Fall 2017

Course notes for 59-240 are available below. Yellow highlighting indicates that the notes have been updated for Fall 2017. Tentative lecture dates will be updated as the term progresses. Please let me know if you find any mistakes in the notes so that I can fix them for the other students!

Click here for notes on clarifications of problem sets.

Additional notes:
  • As of Fall 2015, all assigned exercises and problems are now in single “Question Sets”, which provide reference numbers to questions and solutions manuals for the 8th, 9th and 10th editions.
  • Questions which are missing from the 8th, 9th and/or 10th editions are clearly indicated; solutions are provided for these questions as well.
  • Study strategy: Practice either the A or B list question with the aid of the solutions manual, and then attempt the partner question on your own.
Date
Lecture
Comments
Question Sets
Reading 10th/9th/8th
Sep. 8
Updated Sep 8, 2017, Slide 3: new mid-term exam dates due to conflicts
None
None

Chapter 1: Properties of Gases

Sep. 11
Updated Sept. 5, 2015
Question Set: Minor Update Oct. 18, 2017
1.1/1.1/1.1
Sep. 13
Updated Sep. 7, 2015, v 1.0
1.1/1.1/1.2
Sep. 15, 18
Notes: Update, Slide 14, Sep. 16, 2015
Question Set: Updated Sep. 10, 2015, v 1.1
1.2/20.1/21.1
Sep. 18, 20
Question Set: Updated Sept. 17, 2015, v 1.1

NEW! Supplemental notes added Sep. 19, 2017
1.3/(1.3-1.5)/(1.3-1.5)

Chapter 2: The First Law of Thermodynamics

Sep. 22
No exercises
No exercises
2.1/(2.1, 2.2)/(2.1, 2.2)
Sep. 25, 27
Notes: Updated Sep. 24, 2015
Questions: Updated Sep. 25, 2015
2.1/(2.3, 2.4)/(2.3, 2.4)
Sep. 27, 29
Notes: Updated Sep. 27, 2015
Questions: Minor update: Oct. 17, 2017
2.2 & 2.5/(2.5, 2.6)/(2.5, 2.6)
Oct. 2, 2017
Notes updated Sept. 30, 2015, Question Set updated Oct. 7, 2015
2.3/2.2/(2.7, 2.8, 2.9)
Oct. 4
Qualitative treatment of the 1st Law (in class only)

Oct. 6, 9, 16
Notes updated Oct. 5, 2015, Question Set updated Oct. 7, 2015
2.4/(2.10, 2.11, 2.12)/(2.10, 2.11, 2.12)

Mid-term #1 up to the end of lecture 9

Chapter 3: The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Oct. 23, 27
Notes Updated: Oct. 25, 2015
Question Set Updated: Oct. 30, 2015
3.1/(3.1, 3.2, 3.3)/(3.1, 3.2, 3.3)
Oct. 27, 30
Notes: Updated Oct. 29, 2015
Question Set: Updated Oct. 30, 2015
3.1-3.2/3.3/3.3
Nov. 1
Notes: Updated Oct. 30, 2015
Questions: Updated Nov. 8, 2015
3.3/3.2/(3.4, 3.5, 3.6)
Nov. 3, 6
Notes: Nov. 4, 2015
Questions: Update, v1.2 Nov. 24, 2015
3.4/3.3/(3.7, 3.8, 3.9 and Further Info)

Chapter 4: Physical transformations of pure substances

Nov. 8, 10
Notes: Updated Nov. 8, 2015
Questions: Updated Nov. 11, 2015
4.1-4.2/(4.1-4.2)/(4.1-4.6)

Mid-term #2 up to the end of lecture 14

Nov. 13, 15
Notes: Updated Nov. 19, 2015
Question Set: Updated Nov. 24, 2015
(10th: 4.2.3, 16.3.2, 16.3.4)/(9th: 4.2.6, 17.3.8, 17.3.10) (N.B. chapter 17 not included in softcover 9th edition - click here for handout of these notes)
(8th: 4.7, 18.7, 18.8)

Chapter 5: Simple mixtures

Nov. 17, 24
Notes: Update: Nov 27, 2015
Question Set: Updated Nov. 24, 2015
5.1-5.2/(5.1-5.3) (5.1-5.3)
TBA
Notes: Updated Nov. 25, 2015
Question Set: Updated Nov. 25, 2015
Proofs: Updated Nov. 30, 2015. Be sure to review both of these proofs, they will help you in your assigned problems.
5.2/(5.4-5.5)/(5.4-5.5)
TBA
Notes: Updated Nov. 25, 2015
Question Set: Updated Nov. 25, 2015
5.3/(5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9 and other materials - see notes)/(6.1, 6.2, 6.3)
TBA
Notes: Updated Dec. 1, 2015
Question Set: Updated Dec. 6, 2015
5.3/(5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9)/(6.4, 6,5, 6.6) and other materials (see notes)

Also visit the webpage on interactive phase diagrams at
http://www.soton.ac.uk/~pasr1/index.htm
and try the interactive phase diagrams, observe the micrographs!
End of course materials
In class review will be scheduled before the final exam, outside of scheduled classes.