Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404003042016INTRODUCTION TO STATICAL THERMODYNAMICSElective353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to explain and teach that macroscopic thermodynamics properties can be defined from atomic and molecular properties with the help of statistical mechanics rules.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Armağan KINAL
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to comprehend the importance and basic concepts of statistical thermodynamics
2To be able to understand the conceptual dependence of macroscopic properties to the variables in atomic and molecular level.
3To be able to perceive and explain chemical events from molecular perspective.
4To be able to earn the ability to calculate thermodynamic parameters from molecular properties.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The Canonical Ensemble, Canonical Partition Function for a System of,Noninteracting Particles, Canonical Partition Function of a Pure Ideal Gas, The Boltzmann Distribution Law for,Noninteracting Molecules, Statistical Thermodynamics of Ideal Diatomic,and Monatomic Gases, Statistical Thermodynamics of Ideal,Polyatomic Gases
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Canonical Ensemble and Canonical Partition Function
2Canonical Ensemble and Canonical Partition Function
3Canonical Partition Function for a System of Noninteracting Particles
4Canonical Partition Function of a Pure Ideal Gas
5Canonical Partition Function of a Pure Ideal Gas
6The Boltzmann Distribution Law for Noninteracting Molecules
7The Boltzmann Distribution Law for Noninteracting Molecules
8Midterm exam
9Statistical Thermodynamics of Ideal Diatomic and Monatomic Gases
10Translational and Rotational Partition Function
11Vibrational and electronic Partition Function
12Thermodynamic parameters of Ideal Diatomic and Monatomic Gases
13Statistical Thermodynamics of Ideal Polyatomic Gases
14Statistical Thermodynamics of Ideal Polyatomic Gases
15Statistical Thermodynamics of Ideal Polyatomic Gases
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
I.N. Levine, “Physcial Chemistry”, Sixth Ed., The McGraw-Hill Companies (2009) Helper Book(s): 1. Physical Chemistry, P.W. ATKINS, , Sixth Ed., Oxford Unv. Press,USA, 1998.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)92
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