University of Colorado Boulder
Statistical Thermodynamics Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

Statistical Thermodynamics Specialization

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John W. Daily

Instructor: John W. Daily

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  • Understand how the microscopic properties of atoms and molecules relate to classical thermodynamic properties and to some non-equilibrium phenomena.

  • Analyze and estimate how thermodynamic materials behave and obtain appropriate equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties.

  • Apply some computational skills to statistical thermodynamics.

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Specialization - 5 course series

What you'll learn

  • Explain the concept of temperature, thermodynamic pressure, and chemical potential from a postulatory perspective

  • Summarize the role of the Fundamental Relation in establishing connections between atomic/molecular structure and macroscopic properties

Skills you'll gain

Category: Mechanical Engineering
Category: Chemistry
Category: Thermodynamics
Category: Gases

Quantum Mechanics

Course 25 hours4.5 (686 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe the relationship between the Schrödinger wave equation and atomic/molecular structural behavior

  • Demonstrate an understanding of modern quantum chemistry numerical solution methods for solving the wave equation

  • Analyze the role of quantum mechanics in explaining atomic and molecular structural behavior

Skills you'll gain

Category: Mechanical Engineering
Category: Chemistry
Category: Quantum Mechanics
Category: Fluid Mechanics

Ideal Gases

Course 35 hours4.5 (140 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Analyze the behavior of monatomic, diatomic, and polyatomic ideal gases under various conditions

  • Describe the distinction between pure ideal gases and ideal gas mixtures and their industrial applications

  • Identify the key components of the partition functions used to describe translational, rotational, vibrational, and electronic motion

Skills you'll gain

Category: Liquids
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Category: Thermodynamics
Category: Gases
Category: Solids

Dense Gases, Liquids and Solids

Course 45 hours4.5 (112 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Analyze the impact of intermolecular forces on the transition of gases to liquids as density increases

  • Evaluate the stability of a thermodynamic system as it transitions from gas to liquid state in response to small perturbations

  • Assess the role of the radial distribution function (RDF) in determining thermodynamic properties of liquids

  • Describe the behavior of crystalline solids using simple statistical thermodynamics

Skills you'll gain

Category: Mechanical Engineering
Category: Chemistry
Category: Quantum Mechanics

What you'll learn

  • Recognize the role of spectroscopic methods in determining the thermodynamic state of a system

  • Utilize the Boltzmann Equation and the Chapman-Enskog solution to determine transport properties in dense gases and liquids

  • Analyze the impact of reaction rates and rate constants on fluid/thermal applications such as combustion

Skills you'll gain

Category: Liquids
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Category: Thermodynamics
Category: Gases
Category: Solids

Instructor

John W. Daily
University of Colorado Boulder
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