This is a survey course that introduces undergraduate engineering students at the sophomore level to the structure-property relationships of different materials classes.
This is an introduction to thermodynamics directed to undergraduate students at the sophomore level in the mechanical engineering track. The course covers the zeroth, first and second laws of thermodynamics, and introduces the use of thermodynamic tables in solving thermodynamic problems.
A working knowledge of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics is critical for solving many classes of problems that occur in both academic and industrial 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 and chemical equilibria.
This is a graduate level course aimed at students in engineering and science. The purpose of
this course is to give the students insight into the intellectual
challenges in the theory of electrons in condensed matter and the wide
scope of applications of electronic structure theory. It is the
intention to cover not only the theoretical principles of electronic
structure theory but also to provide a hands-on experience in modeling
and simulations using an electronic structure package.
More information can be found in the syllabus.