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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Module 1

9 videos (Total 103 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Video 1.3 - Quantization of Energy14m
Video 1.4 - The Hydrogen Chloride Cannon12m
Video 1.5 - Atomic Energy Levels16m
Video 1.6 - Diatomic Molecular Energy Levels13m
Video 1.7 - Polyatomic Molecular Energy Levels12m
Video 1.8 - Review of Module 18m
6 readings
Meet the Course Instructor10m
Grading Policy10m
Read Me First10m
Syllabus10m
Resources10m
Module One10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Homework 20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Module 2

8 videos (Total 123 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Video 2.4 - Law of Corresponding States11m
Video 2.5 - Virial Equation of State11m
Video 2.6 - Molecular Interactions23m
Video 2.7 - Other Intermolecular Potentials15m
Video 2.8 - Review of Module 26m
1 reading
Module 210m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 homework20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Module 3

8 videos (Total 85 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Video 3.4 - Ideal Gas Equation of State Redux10m
Video 3.5 - van der Waals Equation of State Redux 6m
Video 3.6 - The Ensemble Partition Function15m
Video 3.7 - The Molecular Partition Function 7m
Video 3.8 - Review of Module 35m
1 reading
Module 310m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 homework20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 4

9 videos (Total 116 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Video 4.4 - Ideal Diatomic Gas: Part 121m
Video 4.5 - Ideal Diatomic Gas: Part 212m
Video 4.6 - Ideal Diatomic Gas: Q13m
Video 4.7 - Ideal Polyatomic Gases: Part 17m
Video 4.8 - Ideal Polyatomic Gases: Part 212m
Video 4.9 - Review of Module 47m
1 reading
Module 410m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 homework20m
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Top reviews from Statistical Molecular Thermodynamics

By JJNov 6th 2017

A beautiful well taught course. The lecturers were not boring and the teaching was very lively. It opened my mind to the importance of thermodynamics in many real world applications.

By AANov 22nd 2015

Some of the best lectures I've ever seen. They manage to present difficult and subtle material in a clear manner. Exercises were good too. I learned a lot! Thanks from Norway :)

Instructor

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Dr. Christopher J. Cramer

Distinguished McKnight and University Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Physics
Chemistry

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