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Course 1 first explores the basics of both macroscopic and microscopic thermodynamics from a postulatory point of view. In this view, the meaning of temperature, thermodynamic pressure and chemical potential are especially clear and easy to understand. In addition , the development of the Fundamental Relation and its various transformations leads to a clear path to property relations and to the concept of ensembles needed to understand the relationship between atomic and molecular structural properties and macroscopic properties. We then explore the relationship between atomic and molecular structure and macroscopic properties by taking a statistical point of view. Using a postulatory approach, the method for doing this is made clear. This leads to the development of the partition function which describes the distribution of molecular quantum states as a function of the independent, macroscopic thermodynamic properties....

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Jul 23, 2022

Sublime Course with very good presentations , obviously requires basic understanding to go through the course , must do for a mechanical student if aiming for higher studies


Apr 23, 2020

Very Much interesting and Problem solving is the challenging. Need some more references in solving Problems. Which will help the learners concentrate more.

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By Allan J G V

Apr 27, 2020

Most of the time I felt I was being evaluated in aspects that didn't come in the material.

By Aldo G L

May 18, 2021

There is not enough feedback and it is excessively short on explanations.

By Karan P

Sep 4, 2020

More detail can be added as more part to interpret is left to students.


Jun 27, 2020

explanation part is good and there are some issues with quiz

By Leonel G

Jul 13, 2020

The statistical part lacks of development

By Arvin M Y

Jun 11, 2020

It takes 2 days for grading peer to peer assignment!

By suchit n

Mar 6, 2022

Not upto the mark. The content and the corresponding exercises are not well organized.