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Modern engineering research focuses on designing new materials and processes at the molecular level. Statistical thermodynamics provides the formalism for understanding how molecular interactions lead to the observed collective behavior at the macroscale. This course will develop a molecular-level understanding of key thermodynamic quantities like heat, work, free energy and entropy. These concepts will be applied in understanding several important engineering and biological applications....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Theory: Classical Thermodynamics

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Reading
4 videos (Total 40 min), 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
Module 1.2: Quantum Mechanics10m
Module 2.1: Classical Thermodynamics10m
Module 2.2: Phase Equilibrium8m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Assignment 130m
Entry Survey10m
Hands-on demo kit10m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Theory: Introduction to Statistics and Statistical Thermodynamics

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Reading
2 videos (Total 18 min), 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Module 3.2: Statistical Thermodynamics8m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Assignment 230m

3

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Theory: Non-interacting systems

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Reading
5 videos (Total 50 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Module 4.2: Non-Interacting Systems: Ideal Gas9m
Module 4.3: Non-Interacting Systems: Electrons10m
Module 4.4: Non-Interacting Systems: Phonons9m
Module 4.5: Non-Interacting Systems: Photons9m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Assignment 330m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Theory: Interacting systems

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Reading
3 videos (Total 30 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Module 5.2: Ising Model: Mean-field Approximation12m
Module 5.3: Ising Model: Fluctuations8m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Assignment 445m
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Top Reviews

By SSJul 1st 2018

This course is advanced level stuff.You got to have high understanding of probability distributions and also a lot of integral calculus is required.

Instructor

Venkat Viswanathan

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

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