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GasesSolidsThermodynamicsLiquidsMechanical Engineering

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Advanced Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

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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 59 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Simple Reaction Rate Constant Theory13m
Reacting Systems: Chain Reactions5m
Unimolecular Reactions5m
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 is designed for those working in advanced fields such as combustion, high temperature gas dynamics, environmental sciences, or materials processing, or someone who wishes to build a background for understanding advanced experimental diagnostic techniques in these or similar fields....
Statistical Thermodynamics

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