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Statistical Thermodynamics: Molecules to Machines

Carnegie Mellon University via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Mechanical Engineering
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 4-5 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 8 weeks long
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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.

Syllabus

Theory: Classical Thermodynamics


Theory: Introduction to Statistics and Statistical Thermodynamics


Theory: Non-interacting systems


Theory: Interacting systems


Applications: Water, Polymer and Photosynthesis


Applications: Photosynthesis, Liquids


Application: Adsorption, Electrolytes


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Taught by

Venkat Viswanathan

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