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Mechanical EngineeringChemistryThermodynamicsGases
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Simple Ideal Gas Property Relations

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Monatomic Gases12m
Diatomic Gases10m
Polyatomic Gases6m
Sources of Properties and Empirical Estimation Methods12m
5 readings
Ideal Gases: Thermodynamics of Non-Interacting Particles10m
Monatomic Gases10m
Diatomic Gases10m
Polyatomic Gases10m
Sources of Properties and Empirical Estimation Methods10m
4 practice exercises
Problem 5.120m
Problem 5.25m
Problem 5.510m
Problem 5.715m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Mixtures

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings
3 videos
Chemical Equilibrium11m
General Approach to Equilibrium and Numerical Methods14m
3 readings
Properties of Mixtures10m
Chemical Equilibrium10m
General Approach to Equilibrium and Numerical Methods10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Photon and Electron Gases

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 17 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
The Electron Gas8m
2 readings
The Photon Gas10m
The Electron Gas10m
1 practice exercise
Problem 7.215m

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About the Statistical Thermodynamics Specialization

This specialization was developed for the mechanical or aerospace engineering advanced undergraduate graduate or graduate student who already has a strong background in undergraduate engineering thermodynamics and is ready to tackle the underlying fundamentals of the subject. It is designed for those entering advanced fields such as combustion, high temperature gas dynamics, environmental sciences, or materials processing, or wishes to build a background for understanding advanced experimental diagnostic techniques in these or similar fields. It covers the relationship between macroscopic and microscopic thermodynamics and derives properties for gases, liquids and solids. It also covers non-equilibrium behavior as found in kinetic theory and chemical kinetics. The main innovation is the use of the postulatory approach to introducing fundamental concepts and the very clear connection between macroscopic and microscopic thermodynamics. By introducing basic ideas using postulates, students are given a very straightforward way to think about important concepts, including entropy and temperature, ensembles and quantum mechanics....
Statistical Thermodynamics

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