This course has significant departures from the traditional presentation of introductory thermodynamics.
Key features include
- Stating and illustrating Gibbs' law, Carnot's Law and Boltzman's Law that replace the usual three laws of thermodynamics
- Discussing and graphically displaying changes in thermodynamic states resulting from release of constraints on a system's energy, volume and mass
- Analyzing a system's entropy in terms of the distribution of molecules over energy levels and relating that distribution to the temperature rather than using the traditional heat engine
- Describing departures from ideality in terms of activities (not activity coefficients)
Learning is enhanced through the use of goal statements, graphics, animations . Derivations of equations are
shown step-wise using easily understood animations Special Features: Quick Search Table of Contents and Orientation.
- Intro and Gibbs
- Work and Heat
- Ideal Behavior
- Single Phase
- Real Gases
- Phase Behavior