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Spring 2024
May 29, 2024
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ME 50100 - Statistical Thermodynamics
Credit Hours: 3.00. The molecular interpretation of thermodynamic equilibrium. Development of the partition function. Introduction to quantum mechanics and molecular spectroscopy. The Maxwell-Boltzmann formulation of statistical mechanics and applications to ideal gases, solids, radiation, and laser diagnostics. The Gibbs formulation of statistical mechanics and application to real gases. Kinetic theory and applications to transport properties and chemical kinetics. Offered in alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Provide a fundamental microscopic understanding of thermodynamics, temperature, radiation and transport phenomena. 2. Apply concepts and calculate thermodynamic and transport properties of ideal gases. 3. Evaluate properties in reacting and non-reacting flow fields from laser spectroscopic measurements.


Restrictions:
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      Freshman: 15 - 29 hours
      Sophomore: 45 - 59 hours
      Freshman: 0 - 14 hours
      Sophomore: 30 - 44 hours

Prerequisites:
GR-ME 30000 Course

General Requirements:

Student Attribute: GR
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: ME 30000
Minimum Grade of B
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: ME 30100
Minimum Grade of B
May not be taken concurrently. )


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