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Chemical Physics(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry Fundamental and Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 3 Autumn Semester 3 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Compulsory Elective
Lecturer : Yuko OKAMOTO Professor 

•Course Purpose
The purpose of this course is to learn about the statistical thermodynamics which can describe the behaviors of
molecules in physical, chemical, and biological systems.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Biophysics, Statistical Physics I

•Course Topics
1. Mathematical Tools
2. Extremum Principles
3. Heat, Work, and Energy
4. Entropy and the Boltzmann Law
5. Thermodynamic Driving Forces
6. The Logic of Thermodynamics
7. Laboratory Conditions and Free Energy
8. Maxwell's Relations and Mixtures
9. The Boltzmann Distribution Law
10. The Statistical Mechanics of Simple Gases and Solids
11. Temperature and Heat Capacity
12. Chemical Equilibria

It is desirable to read a textbook or reference materials before a class

K.A. Dill and S. Bromberg, "Molecular Driving Forces" 2nd ed. (Garland Science).

•Additional Reading
F. Reif, "Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics" (McGraw-Hill).

•Grade Assessment
Attendance: 10 %, Homework Sets: 20 %, Exams: 70 %
The “Absent (W)” grade is given to those who did not take exams.
The "Fail" grade is given to those who did very badly with respect to the above evaluation criteria: attendance,
homework sets, and exams.


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