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GasesSolidsThermodynamicsLiquidsMechanical Engineering
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

The Configuration Integral

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 24 min), 4 readings
4 videos
Property Relations including the Virial Equation of State4m
Potential Energy Functions5m
Empirical Equations of States4m
4 readings
Dense Gases The Configuration Integral and The Fundamental Relation10m
Property Relations including the Virial Equation of State10m
Potential Energy Functions10m
Empirical Equations of State10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Thermodynamic Stability

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 16 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
First Order Phase Transitions and Finding the Vapor Dome6m
Gibb's Phase Rule4m
3 readings
The Basics of Thermodynamic Stability10m
First Order Phase Transitions and Finding the Vapor Dome10m
Gibb's Phase Rule10m
1 practice exercise
Problem 11.120m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

The radial distribution function, thermodynamic properties, and MD simulations of liquid properties

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 20 min), 3 readings
3 videos
Molecular Dynamics7m
Determining g(r) from Molecular Dynamics4m
3 readings
Liquids: Cells, The Radial Distribution Function and Thermodynamic Properties10m
Molecular Dynamics10m
Determining g(r) from Molecular Dynamics10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Crystalline Solids

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
The Debye Crystal6m
2 readings
Solids and the Einstein Crystal10m
The Debye Crystal10m
3 practice exercises
Problem 10.210m
Problem 10.115m
Problem 10.415m

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