Andreas Wallraff: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Name Prof. Dr. Andreas Wallraff
FieldSolid State Physics
Laboratorium für Festkörperphysik
ETH Zürich, HPF D 9
Otto-Stern-Weg 1
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 75 63
Fax+41 44 633 14 16
RelationshipFull Professor

402-0052-00LPhysics I: Waves and Thermodynamics4 credits2V + 2UA. Wallraff
AbstractPhysics I is an introduction to continuum mechanics, wave phenomena, and fundamental concepts of thermodynamics.
ObjectiveAfter completing this course, students should be able to construct and apply simple models of dynamics in non-rigid materials. Students should also be able to identify and relate basic thermodynamic quantities in equilibrium systems given realistic constraints.
ContentThe lecture will discuss the following concepts:

- One dimensional wave equation
- Plane waves, spherical waves in 2 and 3 dimensions
- Elastic waves, sound velocity
- Stationary waves, resonances
- Propagation: interference and diffraction
- Doppler effect

- Kinetic theory of gases, perfect gases
- Conservation of energy, first principle
- Second principle, thermal cycles
- Entropy, thermodynamical and statistical interpretation
- Thermal radiation and heat transfer.
Lecture notesThe lecture notes will be distributed via the Moodle platform.
LiteratureP. A. Tipler and G. Mosca, "Physics for Scientists and Engineers" (6th edition) Chapters 14-20.
Prerequisites / NoticeTechnical Mechanics, Analysis
402-0501-00LSolid State Physics0 credits1SG. Blatter, C. Degen, K. Ensslin, D. Pescia, M. Sigrist, A. Wallraff, A. Zheludev
AbstractResearch colloquium