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Approx. 12 hours to complete

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Skills you will gain

GasesSolidsThermodynamicsLiquidsMechanical Engineering

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Advanced Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: Four weeks of content. Six to nine hours per week, including studying....

English

Subtitles: English

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

Instructor

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John W. Daily 

Professor
Mechanical Engineering
190 Learners
5 Courses

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University of Colorado Boulder

About the Statistical Thermodynamics Specialization

This specialization is designed for those working in advanced fields such as combustion, high temperature gas dynamics, environmental sciences, or materials processing, or someone who wishes to build a background for understanding advanced experimental diagnostic techniques in these or similar fields....
Statistical Thermodynamics

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