# Online Industrial/PhD course: Advanced Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics

## Time

16.03.2022 kl. 08.30 - 19.03.2022 kl. 16.00

## Description

### Organizers:

Associate Professor Torsten Berning, tbe@energy.aau.dk

### Lecturers:

Associate Professor Torsten Berning, AAU Energy

### ECTS: 2,5

### Description:

This PhD course is based on the textbook by H. B. Callen: “Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics”. It covers fundamental thermodynamic concepts such as the general principles of classical thermodynamics. Teaching will be conducted on the blackboard. The following chapters will be covered in detail:

- Chapter 1: The problem and postulates
- Chapter 2: Conditions of equilibrium
- Chapter 3: Some formal relationships and sample systems
- Chapter 4: Reversible processes and the maximum work theorem
- Chapter 5: Alternative formulations and Legendre Transformations
- Chapter 6: The extremum principle in the Legendre transformed representations
- Chapter 7: Maxwell relations

### Prerequisites:

Basic knowledge in thermodynamics and mathematical skills including partial derivatives, Taylors expansion, and differentials.

### Form of evaluation:

The students will be evaluated based on a Quizz in Moodle.

### Litteratur:

H. B. Callen: Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, 2nd edition.

### Price

6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry.

### Host

AAU Energy

### Address

Aalborg University, Fibigerstræde 11, room 3, 9220 Aalborg East

### Registration Deadline

23.02.2022 kl. 23.55