Trevor McDougall will be presenting several lectures on Thermodynamics. Please find a course outline here.
Trevor McDougall is visiting MIT from the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia where is Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics in the Department of Applied Mathematics. Trevor did his PhD at the University of Cambridge UK, his postdoc at the Australian National University, Canberra, and worked at CSIRO in Hobart Tasmania for many years. He works on ocean mixing and ocean thermodynamics, and he recently chaired the international working group that developed the thermodynamic potentials for seawater, ice and humid air that have now been adopted as the global standard definitions of these substances. Further information can be gleaned from https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/scientia-professor-trevor-mcdougall.
Schedule (all lectures will be held in room 54-915):
2) The “potential” property and the “conservative” property; what is the heat content of seawater? Fri Oct 23rd 10am