Course Syllabus Spring 2013
PH 530 Heat and Thermodynamics (3 Credits)
and CH 724 Thermodynamics (3 Credits)

Dr. Chris Pettit 
Office: SH 26
Phone: 341-5929
Office Hours: TR 10:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment
e-mail: cpettit@emporia.edu

Dr. Jorge Ballester 
Office: SH 27
Phone: 341-5971
Office Hours: MTWRF 1:00-1:50 pm or by appointment
e-mail: jballest@emporia.edu


 


 


Website:
  http://www.emporia.edu/~pettitch/index.htm

Lecture:MWF 10:00 am – 10:50 am in SH 30

Textbook:An Introduction to Thermal Physics, by Daniel V. Schroeder, Publisher: Addison Wesley, ISBN 0-201-38027-7.

Tools: Scientific calculator.

Course Description: This course will be an introduction to the fundamental ideas of temperature, work, internal energy, heat, reversibility, entropy, and other thermodynamic functions. These fundamental ideas will be applied to physical/chemical systems and engineering problems. This course may also include an introduction to statistical mechanics. 

Homework: Homework will typically be assigned on Monday of each week, and usually be due at the beginning of class on Wednesday of the following week.  You will be notified of any changes to this policy for specific homework assignments as necessary.

Exams: There will be two exams and a final.  The two exams will be in class.  The final will be held during the final exam week.  The exams are not cumulative, but you will be expected to be able to apply what you have learned to each successive section of material.

Academic Honesty Policy:  The following ESU “Academic Honesty Policy” pertains and will be enforced:  “Academic dishonesty, a basis for disciplinary action, includes but is not limited to activities such as cheating and plagiarism (presenting as one’s own the intellectual or creative accomplishments of another without giving credit to the source or sources).”  Academic dishonesty can result in severe penalties.  Possible penalties may include an assignment grade of F, a course grade of F, or dismissal from the university.

Student Accommodations Statement: Emporia State University will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students need to contact the Director of Disability Services and the professor as early in the semester as possible to ensure that classroom and academic accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. All communication between students, the Office of Disability Services and the professor will be strictly confidential.


 
Grading Scale:
A 93.0% - 100%
A- 90.0% - 92.9%
B+ 87.0% - 89.9%
B 83.0% - 86.9%
B- 80.0% - 82.9%
C+ 77.0% - 79.9%
C 70.0% - 76.9%
D 60.0% - 69.9%
F 0.0% - 59.9%
Scale may be lowered if necessary.
 
Grading policy (tentative test dates)
Homework 25%
Class Participation 15%

Exam 1 (2/22)

20%
Exam 2 (4/5) 20%
Final 20%
Exam Solutions
 
 
 
Class participation and attendance will be considered for borderline cases.

Grades will be available for viewing on Blackboard.