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Advanced Thermodynamics

CBE 503/MSE 521

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This course provides an graduate-level introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics relevant to problems in biological, chemical, and materials science and engineering. Topics include: thermodynamic laws and transformations; microstates, macrostates, partition functions, and statistical ensembles; equilibrium, stability, and response of multicomponent systems; phase transitions; fluctuations; structure of classical fluids; viral expansion; computer simulation methods. Applications include polymer elasticity and phase separation, electrolytes, colloidal suspensions, protein folding, surface adsorption, crystal melting, magnets.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 3
  • Capacity: 40
  • Class Number: 20324
  • Schedule: MWF 10:30 AM-11:50 AM