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Fall 2020 Chemical Engineering & Applied Physics E4120 section 001
STATISTICAL MECHANICS

Call Number 10124
Day & Time
Location
T 7:00pm-9:30pm
ONLINE ONLY
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Department
Instructor Ben O'Shaughnessy
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description Prerequisites: (CHEN E3210) or equivalent thermodynamics course, or instructors permission. Fundamental principles and underlying assumptions of statistical mechanics. Boltzmanns entropy hypothesis and its restatement in terms of Helmholtz and Gibbs free energies and for open systems. Correlation times and lengths. Exploration of phase space and observation timescale. Correlation functions. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics. Fluctuation-response theory. Applications to ideal gases, interfaces, liquid crystals, microemulsions and other complex fluids, polymers, Coulomb gas, interactions between charged polymers and charged interfaces, ordering transitions.
Web Site Vergil
Department Chemical Engineering
Enrollment 52 students (75 max) as of 2:12PM Saturday, February 27, 2021
Subject Chemical Engineering & Applied Physics
Number E4120
Section 001
Division School of Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate
Campus Morningside
Section key 20203CHAP4120E001

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