UA 3150 635 - Thermodynamis and Statistical Thermodynamics Syllabus (7 pages)

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3150 635 - Thermodynamics & Statistical Thermodynamics
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THERMODYNAMICS and STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS 3150 635 001 Spring 2010 Instructor Office Phone Office Hours Email Scope David S Perry KNCL 302 972 6825 to be arranged DPerry UAkron edu Thermodynamics review Statistical Thermodynamics Applications Structure Lectures Tu Th 3 15 4 30 PM in KNCL 321 3 credits Weekly problems 2 examinations Prerequisites Texts 3 to 4 semesters of college mathematics excluding precalculus 1 semester of undergraduate thermodynamics e g CHM 313 1 semester of quantum chemistry e g CHM 314 recommended D A McQuarrie Statistical Mechanics principal text Any basic text on chemical thermodynamics supplementary text Peter A Rock Chemical Thermodynamics is a good one Credit Problems and Class Participation Classical Thermodynamics Exam Statistical Thermodynamics Exam Individual Project TOTAL 20 20 30 30 100 The relative weight of the four components above and the dates of the exams can be adjusted according to the background and interests of the class Individual projects will involve an essay or computation on a topic in statistical thermodynamics that is at the frontier of current research Each student will undertake a different topic Class participation credit will be given for presentation and discussion of homework problems and preparation of written solutions to homework problems for distribution to the class CHM 635 SYLLABUS SPRING 2010 I Thermodynamics This will be a fairly fast paced review designed to bring your understanding up to a graduate level The coverage of this part of the course will be defined by the problems I will not lecture explicitly on every topic Preliminaries The First Law The Second Law Maxwell s Relationships The Third law The Chemical Potential II Statistical Thermodynamics This part of the course will follow the presentation of McQuarrie Statistical Mechanics Chapters 1 10 and 13 and will take almost half of the lecture time This part of the course will cover the core concepts of Statistical Mechanics and applications



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