课程信息
Modern engineering research focuses on designing new materials and processes at the molecular level. Statistical thermodynamics provides the formalism for understanding how molecular interactions lead to the observed collective behavior at the macroscale. This course will develop a molecular-level understanding of key thermodynamic quantities like heat, work, free energy and entropy. These concepts will be applied in understanding several important engineering and biological applications.
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完成时间大约为19 小时

建议:4 hours/week
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100% 在线课程

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Intermediate Level

中级

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完成时间大约为19 小时

建议:4 hours/week
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English

字幕:English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Theory: Classical Thermodynamics

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Reading
4 videos (Total 40 min), 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
Module 1.2: Quantum Mechanics10m
Module 2.1: Classical Thermodynamics10m
Module 2.2: Phase Equilibrium8m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Assignment 130m
Entry Survey10m
Hands-on demo kit10m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Theory: Introduction to Statistics and Statistical Thermodynamics

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Reading
2 videos (Total 18 min), 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Module 3.2: Statistical Thermodynamics8m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Assignment 230m

3

Section
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1 hour to complete

Theory: Non-interacting systems

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Reading
5 videos (Total 50 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Module 4.2: Non-Interacting Systems: Ideal Gas9m
Module 4.3: Non-Interacting Systems: Electrons10m
Module 4.4: Non-Interacting Systems: Phonons9m
Module 4.5: Non-Interacting Systems: Photons9m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Assignment 330m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Theory: Interacting systems

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Reading
3 videos (Total 30 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Module 5.2: Ising Model: Mean-field Approximation12m
Module 5.3: Ising Model: Fluctuations8m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Assignment 445m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Applications: Water, Polymer and Photosynthesis

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Reading
3 videos (Total 22 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Module 6.2: Water: Unique properties8m
Module 7.1: Polymers8m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Assignment 545m

6

Section
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2 hours to complete

Applications: Photosynthesis, Liquids

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Reading
3 videos (Total 34 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Module 9.1: Classical Liquids10m
Module 9.2: Classical Liquids: Measurement9m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Assignment 630m

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Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Application: Adsorption, Electrolytes

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Reading
4 videos (Total 36 min)
Video4 videos
Module 10.2: Adsorption: Interacting adsorbates4m
Module 11.1: Electrolytes14m
Office Hours10m

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Section
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4 minutes to complete

Thank You

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Reading
1 video (Total 4 min)
Video1 videos

Instructor

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Venkat Viswanathan

Assistant Professor

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