Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5110. Advanced Thermodynamics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Microscopic view of thermodynamics: probability and statistics of independent events, thermodynamic probabilities and most probable thermodynamic distributions, molecular structure and partition function, Ensemble of microstates describing macroscopic behavior, with ideal gas as an example, Macroscopic descriptions of thermodynamic equilibrium and equilibrium states, Reversible processes, Heat and Work interactions, Mixtures of pure substances and chemical equilibrium, Stability and phase transitions, Irreversible thermodynamics, Onsager reciprocity relations and thermo-electric effects, Kinetic theory of gases.


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Term Class Number Campus Instruction Mode Instructor Section Session Schedule Enrollment Location Credits Grading Basis Notes
Fall 2024 9689 Storrs In Person Sung, Chih-Jen 001 Reg Tu 5:00pm‑7:30pm
3/25 PWE 476 3.00 Graded
Fall 2024 9690 Storrs Online Synchronous Sung, Chih-Jen 010X Reg Tu 5:00pm‑7:30pm
4/15 No Room Required - Online 3.00 Graded