2023-2024 / PHYS2010-1



30h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in physics4 crédits 


Nicolas Vandewalle

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

1. Temperature 2. Equilibrium 3. Heat and first principle 4. Entropy and second principle 5. Equations of state 6. Mixtures 7. Phase transitions 8. Diffusion 9. Heat equation

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The major objective is to show thermodynamics fundamental concepts by emphasizing examples and by performing spectacular experiments.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

General physics.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods


Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

First semester.

Recommended or required readings

PDF files on the eCampus web site.

Oral examination on theoretical aspects (50%). Written examination on problems (50%).

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Nicolas Vandewalle 04/366.37.03

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