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Advanced Level

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English

Subtitles: English

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Mechanical EngineeringChemistryQuantum Mechanics

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Advanced Level

Approx. 5 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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University of Colorado Boulder

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to quantum mechanics

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 35 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
A Short History of Quantum Mechanics9m
The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics9m
The Stationary Wave Equation6m
4 readings
Quantum Mechanics and the Structure of Matter10m
A Short History of Quantum Mechanics10m
The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics10m
The Stationary Wave Equation10m
1 practice exercise
Problem 4.110m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Simple Solutions of the Wave Equation

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 46 min), 4 readings
4 videos
Internal Motion: Radial and Angular Motion7m
The Hydrogenic Atom9m
The Diatomic Molecule18m
4 readings
The Particle in a Box10m
Internal Motion: Radial and Angular Motion10m
The Hydrogenic Atom10m
The Diatomic Molecule10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Real Atomic and Molecular Behavior

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 59 min), 6 readings
6 videos
The Pauli Exclusion Principle4m
Multi-Electron Atoms13m
Diatomic Molecules: Real Behavior8m
Polyatomic Molecules12m
Numerical Methods for Solving the Wave Equation13m
6 readings
Real Atoms10m
The Pauli Exclusion Principle10m
Multi-Electron Atoms10m
Diatomic Molecules: Real Behavior10m
Polyatomic Molecules10m
Numerical Methods for Solving the Wave Equation10m

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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