Fall 2013
Course description:
A working knowledge of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics is critical for solving many
classes of problems that occur in both academic and industrial research settings. Statistical thermodynamics is important in solving problems in areas as diverse as reaction kinetics, catalysis,
biochemical engineering, polymer engineering, drug design, and separations. This class will provide the student with basic thermodynamic tools for solving many classes of problems. It will
also help the student gain a working knowledge of classical and statistical thermodynamics specifically as it relates to the calculation of thermophysical properties, phase equilibria, and chemical
equilibria. Intended for first year chemical engineering graduate students with at least one undergraduate course in classical thermodynamics. Students from other departments may join with
permission from the instructor.
