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Courses

MSE 3030 Thermodynamics of Condensed Systems

Course description

Introduces the three laws of thermodynamics as the fundamental basis for thermal and chemical equilibrium, coupled with statistical mechanical interpretations for entropy. Applies these principles to understand the equilibrium behavior of matter, with a focus on condensed liquid and solid phases. Develops concepts of phase equilibria, phase diagrams, chemical reactions, solution behavior and electrochemistry. Includes an introduction to statistical mechanics and applications in ideal gas behavior, gas and crystal heat capacity, and electron Fermi-Dirac statistics. Applications and examples will be drawn from a range of sub-disciplines spanning metallurgy to polymers.

Non-Cornell students must get permission from instructor to enroll.

Prerequisites

PHYS 1112, PHYS 2214 and MATH 2930 or permission by instructor

Classes

MSE 3030 001-LEC On-campus program: Engineering Cooperative Education Program

Number:1313
Class dates:May 24-July 4, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 11 AM - 12:30 PM Thurston Hall 205
Credit:4
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Thompson, M. (mot1)
Max. enroll:40
Notes:Non-Cornell students must get permission from instructor to enroll.
Tuition:Please see Engineering Co-op tuition.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

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