ChE 2101 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
Fall 2013
Course Documents
Lectures

Lecture #1, Introduction, laws of thermodynamics, notation.

Lecture #2, Work and processes.

Lecture #3, First and second laws.

Lecture #4, Gibbsian equations, chemical potential.

Lecture #5, Mathematical methods, Legendre transforms.

Lecture #6,
Partial derivative game.

Lecture #7,
Process evaluation. Residual functions.

Lecture #8,
Residual functions and example problems.

Lecture #9,
Introduction to statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics.

Lecture #10,
Quantum mechanics I.

Lecture #11,
Quantum mechanics II.

Check out this
link for a description of the rotational energy of a molecule.

Lecture #12,
Statistics and ensembles.

Lecture #13,
Ensembles and partition functions.

Lecture #14,
Semiclassical partition function.
 Energy Levels a comic

Lecture #15,
Properties of ideal gases.

Lecture #16,
Properties of ideal gases, examples.

Lecture #17,
Chemical equilibria: ideal and real fluids.

Lecture #18,
Pair potentials and nonideal behavior.
Van der Waals partition functions for mixture, local compositions,
activity coefficient models.

Lecture #19,
Conformal solution theory.

Lecture #20,
Conformal solution theory, pure fluids and mixtures.

Lecture #21,
Ideal solutions and partial molar quantities.

Lecture #22,
Partial molar properties and fugacity.

Lecture #23,
Local composition models.

Applet for plotting radial distribution functions.

Molecular simulation code written as a Java Applet.

Lecture #24,
Mixture thermodynamics calculations.

Lecture #25, Local compositions.

Lecture #26,

Radial distribution functions and local compositions for pure fluids and mixtures.
 Molecular simulation demos.
Homework

Homework #1

Homework #2

Homework #3

Homework #4 due 7 October.

Homework #5, due 28 October.

Homework #6, due 11 November.

Homework #7, due 18 November.

Homework #8, due 4 December.
Scott Shell's Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Notes
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