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Approx. 7 hours to complete
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GasesSolidsThermodynamicsLiquidsMechanical Engineering
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Transport Properties of Ideal Gases

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Simple Kinetic Theory of Dilute Gases10m
Transport Properties10m
The Boltzmann Equation and the Chapman- Enskog Solutions8m
4 readings
A Molecular Picture of Dynamic Behavior10m
Simple Kinetic Theory of Dilute Gases10m
Transport Properties10m
The Boltzmann Equation and the Chapman-Enskog Solutions10m
1 practice exercise
Problem 12.115m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Spectroscopic Methods

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 64 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Atomic and Molecular Transitions19m
The Radiative Transfer Equation and Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy10m
Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy12m
Rayleigh Scattering6m
Raman Scattering5m
6 readings
Spectroscopy10m
Atomic and Molecular Transitions10m
The Radiative Transfer Equation and Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy10m
Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy10m
Rayleigh Scattering10m
Raman Scattering10m
1 practice exercise
Problem 13.115m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Chemical Kinetics and Combustion

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 61 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Simple Reaction Rate Constant Theory13m
Reacting Systems: Chain Reactions5m
Unimolecular Reactions7m
Hydrogen and Hydrocarbon Oxidation10m
Numerical Methods for Chemical Kinetics9m
6 readings
Chemical Reactions, Rates and the Reaction Rate Constant10m
Simple Reaction Rate Constant Theory10m
Reacting Systems: Chain Reactions10m
Unimolecular Reactions10m
Hydrogen and Hydrocarbon Oxidation10m
Numerical Methods for Chemical Kinetics10m
2 practice exercises
Problem 14.115m
Problem 14.215m

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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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