Year level: |
First year, first semester. |

Duties: |
Create and present eleven one-hour lectures and four one-hour tutorials. |

Prepare MyUni quizzes, assignment questions, tutorial problems and | |

associated solutions. Set and mark the final exam. | |

Material: |
Ideal gas temperature, Zeroth law, expansion of materials, specific heat, latent heat, |

heat transfer, radiation, First law, kinetic theory, -- & thermodynamic processes. | |

Innovations: |
Increased relevance through real-life demonstrations of thermodynamics. |

Explored unfamiliar territory with liquid nitrogen experiments. | |

Stimulated interest by linking thermodynamic convection to Chaos and illustrating | |

the Lorenz attractor via http://www.physics.adelaide.edu.au/theory/staff/leinweber/teaching/ advanced computer visualization techniques. | |

Created an ideal-gas simulator to present and reinforce kinetic theory concepts. | |

See https://youtu.be/RF-RHTWSxN8 for an example simulation. |

Derek Leinweber 2017-02-06