Chem 466 – Molecular Thermodynamics
This course introduces a molecular interpretation of thermodynamics, especially for chemical engineering students. Following Dill’s “Molecular Driving Forces” text, this course provides students with a framework for understanding the statistical/probabilistic relationship between dynamic/fluctuating molecules and static thermodynamic properties. In particular, the course emphasizes the consequences of statistics for generating entropic forces. Additionally, the course provides students with experience in constructing and analyzing simple molecular models for interpreting macroscopic thermodynamic phenomena.
201 Thomas Bldg.
9:05-9:55 AM MWF
Chem 597 – Special Topics: Statistical Mechanics for Chemical Physics
This course covers statistical mechanics for chemical physics at the level of Chandler’s text. In particular, I will discuss the theory of phase transitions, modern simulation methods, and, as time permits, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.
2:30- 4:00 PM TR