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Statistical Thermodynamics: Molecules to Machines

Statistical Thermodynamics Molecules to Machines
Carnegie Mellon University Online Course Highlights
  • weeks long
  • 4 hours a week
  • FREE, Upgradable
  • Self-Paced
  • Taught by: Venkat Viswanathan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
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Online Course Details:

Modern engineering research focuses on designing new materials and processes at the molecular level. Statistical thermodynamics provides the formalism for understanding how molecular interactions lead to the observed collective behavior at the macroscale. This course will develop a molecular-level understanding of key thermodynamic quantities like heat, work, free energy and entropy.

These concepts will be applied in understanding several important engineering and biological applications.

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